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Burnley goalkeeper Pope suffers shoulder injury


Soccer Football – Europa League – Second Qualifying Round First Leg – Aberdeen v Burnley – Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Britain – July 26, 2018 Burnley’s Nick Pope as he is substituted after sustaining an injury Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope faces an anxious wait to learn how long he might be on the sidelines after suffering what manager Sean Dyche fears is a “serious” shoulder injury in the Europa League match with Aberdeen.

The 26-year-old — part of England’s World Cup squad and who made his international debut against Costa Rica earlier this year — had to go off after a collision with Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove.

“Nick has gone to hospital and it certainly looks more serious than not serious at this stage,” said Dyche.

“It was a bit of a needless challenge.

“When he responds to stop the ball going in I think the lad has caught his arm and knocked it back, so we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Dyche’s side — appearing in European competition for the first time in over 50 years — had to come from behind to secure a 1-1 draw in the Europa League qualifier first leg clash.

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