Sport Burnley and Belgium midfielder Defour undergoes successful knee surgery

20:56  05 february  2018
20:56  05 february  2018 Source:

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Burnley midfielder Steven Defour is facing at least two months on the sidelines after scans revealed he needs surgery on a knee injury. The 29-year-old Belgium international was ruled out of Wednesday night's Premier League trip to Newcastle and he will now undergo an operation to repair

London, February 1: Burnley 's stuttering start to 2018 has taken another blow with Steven Defour to miss at least two months with a knee injury. The midfielder will undergo surgery to repair cartilage damage, robbing Sean Dyche of a key figure in the Clarets' impressive season to date.

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Steven Defour faces a race to be fit in time for the World Cup after the Burnley midfielder had surgery on a knee injury.

Sean Dyche said Defour is "likely" to be out for the rest of the season, with the 29-year-old having been ever-present in the Premier League before suffering the problem.

Defour posted a positive update to social media after going under the knife.

"All went fine," he wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for all your messages. Motivates me to come back as soon as possible."

Despite a nine-game winless run in the Premier League, Dyche's men are seventh in the table following a 1-1 draw at home to runaway leaders Manchester City on Saturday.

Defour was a regular in Belgium's squad through World Cup qualifying, but only featured against Gibraltar in October 2016. Roberto Martinez's side have been drawn with England, Tunisia and Panama at the tournament.

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