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Saturday 17 November 2018

Brady faces up to 'substantial' break

Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Brady
Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Brady

Independent.ie Sportsdesk

Burnley and Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Brady 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 £13m. 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."

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.

Irish Independent

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