Burnley hit by Brady blow

06 December 2017 10:39:13 EST

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has confirmed that Robbie Brady is set to be on the sidelines for a "substantial" spell because of a knee injury.

The Republic of Ireland international had a nasty collision with Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in their Premier League encounter on Saturday.

Burnley's worst fears were realised when it was confirmed that Brady had suffered a patellar tendon tear and now Dyche has revealed he will be without the 25-year-old for some time.

"He will be out for a substantial recovery period," said Dyche. "He will be given all the time and care he needs on his recovery and supported throughout."

The news comes as a big blow to the Clarets who splashed out £13million on bringing Brady to Turf Moor from Norwich City in January.

Brady has been a mainstay for the Lancashire side this term, having featured in all 15 league games so far.

Burnley will begin life without Brady on Saturday when they host the other surprise package in the Premier League this season, Watford.

The Clarets are 9/5 to win, 11/5 to draw and 9/5 to lose to the Hornets.

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