Defour To Miss The World Cup?
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has delivered bad news as midfielder Steven Defour requires surgery to correct his knee injury.
With it known that Defour was likely to miss the next two months following cartilage damage in his knee and that it had already ended his ever present status in the Premier League this season, speaking to the Official Site as he gave his pre match press conference, Dyche admitted the news was worse than originally feared and Defour's season is over and he is a doubt for the World cup finals now.
The Belgium international is set for surgery next Monday.
'It is likely to be the season, I would think. Credit to Steven. His mentality has been solid this year and he has played very well. He wanted to carry on with it. He had a sore knee but nothing major and he was getting on and managing it wisely over the last few weeks.'
'It was only really a precautionary scan that showed there was some cartilage off his knee and he`s going to have to have that dealt with. Depending on what they do, it could be the season, and there`s a strong chance it will be the season.'