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Former Norwich City winger set for knee surgery and could miss rest of the season

PUBLISHED: 10:17 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 06 December 2017

Robbie Brady faces a substantial period on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Robbie Brady faces a substantial period on the sidelines after sustaining a knee injury. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Former Norwich City winger Robbie Brady faces a “substantial” absence and knee surgery after getting injured for Burnley against Leicester last weekend.

The midfielder was left clutching his knee during the first half of the Clarets’ defeat to Leicester City following an awkward but accidental collision with his former Hull City team-mate Harry Maguire. He had to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

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Brady has made 31 appearances for the Clarets since his then club record signing from Norwich, for a fee reportedly rising to £13million. No time frame has been 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 Football Club.”

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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.

Brady joined Norwich from Hull in the summer of 2015 for £7m, making 62 appearances and scoring seven goals during his 18 months at Carrow Road.

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