Burnley boss Sean Dyche has confirmed Nick Pope has had a successful operation on his dislocated shoulder, but no timescale has been put on the goalkeeper’s return.
Pope suffered the injury during the first leg of the second-round qualifier last Thursday, and was taken off in the 14th minute of the 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.
The England international will miss the second leg at Turf Moor on Thursday and Burnley will not rush him back to action.
“He has had the operation,” said Dyche. “It’s so far pleasing news in that the specialist was happy with what he found and what has been done.
“He was really pleased. When he went in it was as clean as he had hoped for because on a scan it is not as clear as seeing it with your own eyes.
“I haven’t spoken to Pope yet today because he was still recovering but I will speak to him later.”
When asked if Thursday’s second-leg had come too soon for second-choice goalkeeper Tom Heaton to make a return from injury, Dyche said: “Probably.
“We will make a judgement call on it but we will have to wait and see.”
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