Burnley striker Matej Vydra will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.The striker ruptured his cruciate ligament in the opening...
The striker ruptured his cruciate ligament in the opening stages of the 2-1 victory over Watford two weeks ago but managed to play through the pain barrier, providing the assist for Josh Brownhill's late winner.
But after undergoing further checks last week the extent of the injury was revealed and he is expected to undergo an operation this week.
The 30-year-old was not included in the squad for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa with interim manager Mike Jackson confirming it was a knee problem post-match.
The Czech international now faces a long rehabilitation and leaves his future at Turf Moor in doubt.
Vydra’s contract comes to an end this summer and he is expected to depart Burnley with a number of clubs understood to be interested.
However, the severity of the injury and the lengthy recovery timetable create uncertainty regarding his future and may alter the thinking of club’s pursuing him.
Meanwhile, Burnley will find out the extent of James Tarkowski's hamstring strain when he goes for a scan on Monday.
The central defender exited Saturday’s game in the early stages of the second half after feeling tightness in that area.
The stand-in captain has been one of Burnley's outstanding performers this season and his absence would be a huge miss for the final three games of the season.Burnley’s Matej Vydra to miss remainder of season with knee injury - The Athletic View Story