Robbie Brady facing ‘substantial’ spell out after knee surgery

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

Robbie Brady facing ‘substantial’ spell out after knee surgery

Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward midfielder faces a "substantial" absence and knee surgery following the injury sustained at Leicester last Saturday.

Brady has made 31 appearances for the Clarets since his then club record signing from Norwich, for a fee reportedly rising to £13million. No time frame was placed on his rehabilitation.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said on the club's official website: "Robbie will have surgery to repair a patellar tendon tear and will be out for a substantial recovery period.

"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."

The 25-year-old scored his first goal of the season at Bournemouth, helping Burnley to a fourth away win and their best start to a top-flight season since 1973-74.

The Clarets are seventh ahead of Saturday's match at home to Watford.

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