Wed 26 May 2021 | 19:13

Nick Pope’s surgery goes well

Burnley’s goalkeeper Nick Pope misses the European Championship suffering from a knee injury.



Nick Pope

, who missed the European Championship, undergoes successful knee surgery.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper started England’s all World Cup qualifiers in Jordan Pickford’s absence, but he faced an injury at the end of the Premier League season and missed his side’s last game of the season against Sheffield United.

England manager

Gareth Southgate

is so sad that Nick misses his next national duty.

"For Nick, it's heart-breaking to get an injury so close to a major tournament,"

said Southgate


"He's been a fantastic member of our squad; a totally unselfish guy.

"In Russia, he spent hour after hour throwing himself around for penalties, which was as important in our penalty shoot-out success as the guys who took them.

"Him and Jack Butland were phenomenal in those situations. I'm really disappointed for him."

Burnley's boss has also expressed his sadness for Pope’s injury but insists that the high-profile goalkeeper will return with more ambitions next season.

"We're expecting the recovery to go well at this early stage, but we'll wait and see as he recovers,"

Dyche told the

club's website

"He's had a really, really good season once again. He continues to develop into a top, top keeper.

"He's incredibly unfortunate to have this happen at this time but once again he's shown what a top keeper he is during the season and I'm sure will do again going into next season once he recovers."

source: SportMob

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