Burnley Release Statement Regarding Severity Of Robbie Brady Injury

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Brady was stretchered off before half-time in Burnley's 1-0 defeat with Leicester after a clash with Harry Maguire.

Ireland worldwide Robbie Brady is to face a "substantial" time on the injury bench.

The 25-year-old has cruelly seen his season cut short by the injury sustained to his left knee, and will now undergo a mammoth rehabilitation programme to get himself back fit when he is fully healed.

The 25-year-old Ireland global sustained a tendon tear to his left knee when falling awkwardly on Premier League duty for Burnley against Leicester last Saturday.

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

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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.

Ireland global 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 only joined Burnley in January from Norwich City for £14m but has already become an integral part of Dyche's starting lineup.

Dyche is expected to give more details on Brady's situation at some stage today.