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1718 burnley nick pope 00 500x500Nick Pope was forced off the pitch last Thursday after just 14 minutes of our Europa League qualifying game against Aberdeen. There has been little news since but that will change soon with the England goalkeeper set to see a specialist tomorrow.

After today’s friendly against Montpellier, Dyche said of Pope: “We’re waiting. He sees the specialist tomorrow but the shoulder joint definitely came out and went back in, so it depends on the damage on the way. We’ll wait and see what the specialist says.

“When you see the incident, it’s a freak. I’ve seen the stills which show everything. It’s just a freak moment. To have two in just under a year, with Tom, is unusual, but it’s one of those challenges we have to face.

“It went back in pretty quick, so it depends on the disruption in the shoulder. We’ll find out more tomorrow. We’ve got to wait and see.

“It’s a definite dislocation, we know that, but it’s the grading of it and how the specialist views it. Once he’s seen the specialist, we will have a much better view. We will wait and see on that and we have no timescales at the moment.”

With Tom Heaton and Anders Lindegaard both nursing minor injuries, neither of which are expected to keep them out against Aberdeen this Thursday in the second leg, Adam Legzdins played in today’s game with George McMahon (named as a trialist) on the bench.

 

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