Burnley keeper Nick Pope has surgery on dislocated shoulder

Burnley keeper Nick Pope has surgery on dislocated shoulder

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that Nick Pope will have shoulder surgery following his injury against Aberdeen in the Europa League.

Pre-specialist meeting

Clarets manager Dyche described the injury as “serious” last Friday and has confirmed he will need to see a specialist for further information on the injury but with an injury like this he went on to say that “it’s likely he’ll be out for months and it won’t be a matter of days”.

Dyche added: “He sees the specialist tomorrow (Monday). It’s a definite dislocation but it is the grading of it and how the specialist sees it.”

Burnley will be hoping for a speedy recovery, with Pope set to play a key part in Burnley’s journey in the Europa League.

Post-Specialist meeting

After finding out that Pope’s shoulder was dislocated, he arranged to see a specialist where it was confirmed he would need surgery. Burnley boss Sean Dyche confirmed that the operation had been successful.

“He has had the operation and so far it’s pleasing news in that the specialist was happy with what he found and what has been done.”

Pope will not be able to make the first team for Burnley’s second leg game against Aberdeen on Thursday, with Tom Heaton also doubtful. However, when asked for a timescale to when the keeper may return to Burnley’s first team they could not give a direct answer and told the press, “we will have to wait and see”.