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Burnley suffer major blow as key man ruled out for remainder of the season

first_img1 Dean Marney in action for Hull [left] Burnley’s hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League suffered a major blow on Tuesday when Dean Marney was ruled out for the remainder of the season.The experienced midfielder, 31, exited the 2-2 with West Brom at the weekend with a knee injury and scans have since shown he suffered cruciate ligament damage.Marney has been a key part of Sean Dyche’s side this season, making 22 appearances in all competitons, and will not be easy to replace.It is cruel luck on Burnley, who lost defender Kevin Long to the same injury last month, while striker Sam Vokes missed the first part of the season as he recovered from a ruptured cruciate.A club statement read: “Burnley midfielder Dean Marney has been diagnosed with a cruciate ligament injury that will see him miss the remainder of the Barclays Premier League campaign.“Marney picked up the injury during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor and scans have since revealed the extent of the injury.“The 31-year-old will now be seeking specialist advice this week and everyone at Burnley Football Club wishes him a speedy recovery.”last_img

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