Wallace blow for Burnley

Ross Wallace is unlikely to play again in 2013 with the Burnley winger due to undergo knee surgery in the next few days.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 12:07 Post Comment

Ross Wallace: The winger is expected to be sidelined for months

Ross Wallace: The winger is expected to be sidelined for months

Wallace, 28, has featured in all of the Clarets' four fixtures to date but discovered surgery was necessary after a scan.

Boss Sean Dyche will be without Wallace for several months and he said: "It's unfortunate for Ross. He came back from pre-season flying and we didn't expect any problem.

"He did have a niggly knee last season, but we felt we were on top of it and so did he, but it has just gathered a little bit of pace and got too sore to continue, so it's about time he had something done about it.

"He needs an operation and the specialist will know more once Ross gets in hospital, but we have had a scan and there are some details that need tightening up.

"But it's certainly going to be weeks and could be a few months and we believe it will take care of itself once he has had surgery.

"The body takes a lot of hammer playing football and there is nothing we can do really.

"It's part of the body's make-up. Footballers do put the body through a lot of stress and over time there's wear and tear.

"But Ross needs this sorting out and we felt it was appropriate to get it sorted straight away."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

HarryBoulton
One Point And One Conclusion For United

P

arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

magicfuller
Warnock sacked by Palace

W

e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

gettalong
Wenger: Giroud deserved red

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho believes the title race is still wide open

Fernandinho is remaining positive over Manchester City's title chances despite losing a 2-0 lead to Burnley.

Barclays Premier League: Frank de Boer's agent denies talk of move to Newcastle

Frank de Boer, who has been linked with Newcastle, is staying with Ajax, his agent has told Sky Sports News HQ.

Scottish football: Hibs have announced fans will own 51 per cent of shares in the club

Hibernian have announced that supporters will have the opportunity to own 51 per cent of the shares in the club.

Mail Box

Hang On, Does Mourinho Have A Point?

Jose Mourinho has an unexpected ally in the afternoon mailbox, which defends his complaints over refs targeting Chelsea players. Plus, thoughts on Arsenal and more...

What's Happened To Everton And Martinez?

There aren't many people still talking about how the Spaniard is better than David Moyes. Plus, thoughts on Jose Mourinho's moaning and Spurs at least being very fit...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property