Tuesday 16 October 2018

Robbie Brady gets support from Burnley manager Sean Dyche and team-mates after injury nightmare

Burnley's Robbie Brady was injured in this tackle with Leicester City's Harry Maguire
Burnley's Robbie Brady was injured in this tackle with Leicester City's Harry Maguire
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted he preparing for bad news on Robbie Brady's knee injury, after he was stretchered off in Saturday's Premier League game at Leicester.

Ireland midfielder Brady was in agony after his accidental clash with Leicester's Harry Maguire and it quickly became evident that the 25-year-old Dubliner was in need of urgent medical attention.

After a lengthy break in the game, his left leg was placed in a brace and he was carried from the field, with Dyche offering up a gloomy picture in his post match press conference.

“It looks more serious than not serious to me; that’s all I can say,” said the Burnley boss. “He’s gone off to hospital, so we need to find out more before I can give the full facts.

“It’s a blow because Robbie has been excellent lately. Some of his deliveries today were excellent and he’s settled into the team nicely. He’s a good character in the group and he’s been building with his performances.

“Today he started fantastically well, so it’s a real knock for him and us and hopefully we’ll find out more details soon.”

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Leicester City's Harry Maguire shakes hands with Burnley's Robbie Brady as he is stretchered off after they collided

Brady also received support from his Burnley team-mates, with Steven Defour sending his best wishes to his Irish colleague.

“He was in good shape and he’s also been in good form in the latest games, so I hope he will be all right,” Defour told Clarets Player.

“He is very important to us. He scored a goal against Bournemouth (last Wednesday), played a very good game against Arsenal and was in good shape against Leicester, so it’s very unfortunate, especially for him.”

Burnley are expected to offer an update on Brady's condition imminently, but they may need to wait for swelling to subside on his knee before a full diagnosis of the injury can be conducted.

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