Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Burnley's Brady out for 'substantial' period due to knee injury

Burnley's Brady out for 'substantial' period due to knee injury

He had been in promising form for the Clarets in recent weeks, with the lay-off coming as a blow to the side ahead of a busy Christmas period.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche explained after the match that the injury didn't look good.

Burnley and Republic of Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady will likely miss the rest of the season.


Brady was hurt in an accidental clash with Foxes defender Harry Maguire as he shaped to shoot on the edge of the box and left the field on a stretcher with his left leg in a brace.

The Irish global left the field with his leg in a brace as Burnley and Ireland fans were left with an anxious wait to find out the extent of the injury.

Brady is the sixth Burnley player to suffer a serious knee injury in four-and-a-half years, with Sam Vokes, Kevin Long, Dean Marney, Ashley Barnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz all being diagnosed with cruciate ligament injuries, with Marney close to a first-team return after his second such injury in three years.

Brady joins club captain Tom Heaton on the treatment table after the 31-year-old goalkeeper picked up a dislocated shoulder injury on 10th September in the 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace.

Burnley midfielder Robbie Brady will be sidelined for a significant period as he prepares to undergo surgery to fix a patellar tendon tear in his left knee, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

"He will be given all the time and care he needs on his recovery and supported throughout from all of us at Burnley Football Club".

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