There's no word yet regarding a timetable for his return, but missing even a couple of weeks would likely derail him for the start of the season as it ultimately limits the time he will have to build up endurance during spring training.
Burnett will have surgery
Burnett was injured on Wednesday when he fouled a bunt back into his face during a drill.
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