Robbie Brady requires knee surgery which is likely to keep him out of action for the rest of the season.
The Irish international tore tendons in his knee after a collision with Harry Maguire in Burnley’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester on Saturday.
The 25 year old was stretchered off in the 27th minute, and Burnley boss Sean Dyche says the Dubliner will be out for a substantial period.
“Robbie (Brady) will have surgery to repair a patellar tendon tear and will be out for a substantial recovery period,” he said.
“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.”
Brady has been in excellent form for the Clarets, who are currently seventh in the table after an impressive start to the season, and has been nominated for November’s Premier League Player of the Month Award.