Burnley head coach Vincent Kompany gave an update on Lyle Foster after the club’s statement on Thursday regarding the player’s mental health.
The Bafana Bafana forward missed the last three matches for the club, which were all lost. The former Orlando Pirates forward is currently Burnley’s leading goalscorer with three goals.
Burnley released a statement stating that Foster is having a difficult time as he is dealing with mental well-being. Kompany explained how the club is supporting him and making sure that they take care of him.
“Lyle has been having issues with his mental well-being and as a club, we’ve very quickly, very naturally, made the decision to fully support him, support his family, obviously offer him access to all the expertise and clinical support that he needs and at the moment.” Kompany told Burnley’s media department.
“I think for him, where we’re wishing him a speedy recovery, and we’re wishing him to be in a better in a better place, by the time he is ready to come back to us.”
“We were very fortunate that Lyle had been very open with us, from the moment he had been open with us, we were able to act so soon. Soon as he started as soon as he showed signs of how severe it was for him.
“I think straightaway, the entire support team within the club just mobilized and we made sure that he could focus on his own recovery. I think in moments like this, you have to put the human first and that’s what we did.”