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Nick Pope out for three months

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Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope could be ruled out for up to three months after suffering a shoulder injury, according to Daily Mail.

The England goalkeeper is set to undergo surgery for his injured shoulder and could miss up to three months of football action.

The shot-stopper saw a specialist earlier on Monday and he’s likely to have surgery on the shoulder as a result of the injury he picked up in the match against Aberdeen last week. The surgery is expected to take place later this week as Burnley find themselves in some sort of goalkeeping crisis.

With Tom Heaton still sidelined and Pope now unavailable, Anders Lindegaard is now expected to be the club’s first choice option in goal. Burnley also have Adam Legzdins on their books and he’s currently not registered for the UEFA Europa League.

The Clarets boss Sean Dyche now has to decide if he wants to bring in a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes. Burnley face Aberdeen in the second leg of the Europa League tie on Thursday after drawing 1-1 in the first leg at Aberdeen.

Sean Dyche’s begin their Premier League campaign away at Southampton on August 11 and will be looking to build on last season’s seventh-place finish.