Burnley winger Robbie Brady to have knee surgery

Brady had been enjoying a stellar season for Sean Dyche's side so far this season

Ireland worldwide Brady, who has scored once and provided two assists in 15 league appearances for Burnley this campaign, was carried off the pitch on a stretcher during last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Brady was stretchered out the match after a nasty looking clash with Leicester defender Harry Maguire. Examinations afterward revealed the full extent of the injury to the tendon, and the midfielder will need a long-term recovery lasting into next summer.

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.

During last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City, Brady suffered a serious knee injury which has led to the Republic of Ireland worldwide undergoing surgery.

"We're very happy with the work that has been done", said Dyche. "He's been talked through the plan of attack from now and leading to when he is fit".

"Any timescale at the moment would be too general".

"The positively aggressive way they treat them now, he'll be moving very quickly". We look forward to seeing him, first of all just moving around the training ground and getting on with it, and then obviously when he's fit. We have a laugh, so he's definitely going to be a miss. "I've said many times, we aren't a club that can cherry pick".

His outstanding run of form has helped the Clarets make a best start to a top-flight season since 1973/74, with Dyche's side now sitting seventh in the table.

"I think we are in a very healthy position, probably more than I thought".

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