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1516 burnley dean marney 00 630x420Burnley have today confirmed that midfielder Dean Marney sustained a cruciate ligament injury in last Sunday’s defeat at Arsenal.

Marney was stretchered off with just around a quarter of an hour to go and immediate viewing of the incident suggested it might be a bad injury. It comes just a couple of weeks short of two years since he suffered a similar injury in a home draw against West Brom and it is likely that he’ll now be out of action until around Christmas.

He’s our second longest serving player and made his 200th league appearance for us in the last home game against Southampton.

Up the Clarets wishes him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to him again wearing the claret and blue shirt.

Manager Sean Dyche said, on confirming the news: ““It is a blow for him and it’s a blow for us, because he has been playing and doing very well. You don’t want to lose any player.

“He has been an important part, not just this season, but of what we have achieved here over a number of seasons, with his experience within our group and his general experience in the game. You don’t want to lose any player, but certainly not at the experienced end of your market.”

He added: “It’s disappointing. It’s the unfortunate side of being a player. Sometimes these things happen but he’s a tough-minded man and he knows he’s got the full support of everything here. The only good thing is he has been through it before, so he understands the rehabilitation, how long it takes and the different markers along the journey back.”

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