Robbie Brady Ruled Out Fot the Season
Burnley Football Club have this morning confirmed that midfielder Robbie Brady has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. A scan shows that the Irish International sustained a tendon tear to his left knee when falling awkwardly in Burnley’s Premier League match against Leicester City last Saturday.
Such a serious injury, which can involve the tendon detaching from the kneecap, typically sidelines a player for between four and six months, thereby making it a long shot for any game-time this season. Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who had expressed his fear on the gravity the injury after the game, will provide more details on a recovery time-scale today.
Brady, who became the clubs record £13m signing from Norwich City last January has been in excellent form in recent weeks, with a goal and an assist against Bournemouth will be missed as his dead ball delivery, shooting ability and versatility, was identified by the Burnley manager Sean Dyche as a vital cog in Clarets push up the Premier League.
His Burnley and Ireland team mate Stephen Ward has acknowledged that Robbie Brady’s absence “will be a massive loss” for the Turf Moor club. However from an international perspective, the Dubliner will definitely miss Ireland’s pair of friendlies pencilled in for March and is a major doubt for the summer dates. The FAI have a number of options for friendlies in May and June, including interest from the United States and Australia. There is no fear for now, however, that Brady won’t return in time for the UEFA Nations League kicking off next September.