In the moments that followed the injury, it was evident that there was immediate concern for the Irish worldwide and, after Brady was stretchered off the pitch, Burnley manager Sean Dyche stated that he instantly had the feeling that the injury was "more serious than not serious".
Brady lasted less than half an hour of Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, and was stretchered off following a heavy collision. No time frame was placed on his rehabilitation.
Burnley have been dealt their second huge injury blow of the season after Robbie Brady was ruled out for a lengthy period with a patellar knee tendon injury.
"Robbie will have surgery to fix a patellar tendon tear and will be out for a substantial recovery period", manager Sean Dyche said on the club's website.
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"Robbie will have surgery to fix a patellar tendon tear and will be out for a substantial recovery period", Dyche told the club's official website.
Brady, who became the club's record signing when he joined from Norwich City for a reported £13 million in January 2016, had been in fine form for the high-flying Clarets, his thumping drive proving the difference in a 2-1 win at Bournemouth last week.
Brady has just been nominated for the Premier League's Player of the Month award after helping Burnley to three wins from four games, scoring the victor in a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.