Winger goes under knife for knee surgery
Burnley winger Ross Wallace looks set to be sidelined for several months following wear and tear knee surgery.
The Clarets winger is due to undergo surgery in the next few days after scans confirmed he needs immediate surgery to repair the damage.
And boss Sean Dyche confirmed he expects to be without the Scottish wide man until later this year.
Dyche said: “It’s unfortunate for Ross. He came back from pre-season flying and we didn’t expect any problem.
“He did have a niggly knee last season, but we felt we were on top of it and so did he, but it has just gathered a little bit of pace and got too sore to continue, so it’s about time he had something done about it.
“He needs an operation and the specialist will know more once Ross gets in hospital, but we have had a scan and there are some details that need tightening up.
“But it’s certainly going to be weeks and could be a few months and we believe it will take care of itself once he has had surgery.”
Dyche, who secured Wallace on a new two-and-a-half year deal in January, added: “The body takes a lot of hammer playing football and there is nothing we can do really.
“It’s part of the body’s make-up. Footballers do put the body through a lot of stress and over time there’s wear and tear.
“But Ross needs this sorting out and we felt it was appropriate to get it sorted straight away.”
Everyone at Burnley Football Club would like to wish Ross well in his operation and for a swift recovery.