South African international striker Lyle Foster, 24, who plays for Burnley in the English Premier League (EPL), has been dropped from the squad due to mental illness.

‘Recently, Foster has been dealing with ongoing issues relating to his mental health and has reached out for help. He is currently under the care of a specialist and the club is providing him with the support he needs to recover,’ the club said in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

“We ask that you understand and respect the poster’s privacy in this matter. We will not comment further until further notice.” “One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem in any given year. According to the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), over 75% of professional players have experienced some form of mental health problem.

The specifics of Foster’s mental illness were not mentioned.

Born in 2000, Foster, who has been called the future of South African soccer, broke into the big leagues in 2018 when he joined AS Monaco (France). He initially went largely unnoticed and bounced around the Belgian and Portuguese leagues before joining Burnley from Vesterlo (Belgium) earlier this year during the 2022-2023 winter transfer window. After scoring one goal in 11 league games in the second half of the season, he broke into the EPL as he helped the club win the Championship (England’s second tier).

캡틴토토 This season, Foster made the leap to the first-team, starting all seven of his early appearances and scoring three goals. However, mental health issues forced him to leave the team for the time being.