Brighton’s Burn out for up to eight weeks

Last Updated: 01/01/20 3:44pm

Dan Burn has played in all 21 of Brighton's matches this season
Dan Burn has played in all 21 of Brighton’s matches this season

Brighton defender Dan Burn has suffered a fractured clavicle that will keep him out for six to eight weeks, according to Albion boss Graham Potter.

Burn was replaced by Bernardo just 22 minutes Brighton’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the AMEX Stadium following a challenge by full-back Reece James.

Former Fulham and Wigan defender Burn has played in all of Brighton’s 21 games so far this season.

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When asked in his post-match news conference what he made of the challenge from James that led to the injury, Potter said: “I don’t think there was anything sinister to it, it just looked like a really heavy contact.

“These things happen in football.”

The Seagulls came from behind to draw with Frank Lampard’s side thanks to an overhead kick from Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

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Source : Sky Sports