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Dasilva blow for Brentford with midfielder to undergo surgery

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Brentford midfielder Josh Dasilva has suffered a “significant knee injury” and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Dasilva damaged ligaments in his right knee in training at the weekend and will undergo an operation. No timescale has been placed on a comeback date.

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The 25-year-old has made three Premier League appearances for the Bees this season but is unlikely to play again until the 2024/25 campaign.

Brentford’s head of medical Neil Greig told the club’s official website: “Unfortunately, Josh suffered an injury in training over the weekend, while preparing for the Man City game.

“Subsequent imaging has shown a significant injury to ligaments in his right knee, which will require surgery to repair.

“Having consulted with the leading knee surgeon in the UK, Josh will now undertake a short period of preparation before surgery goes ahead and, at this point, no firm timescales have been discussed for his recovery.

“Josh will, of course, receive all of the support that he needs over the coming weeks.

“He’s previously shown an outstanding attitude to adversity and injury recovery, and we have absolute confidence in his capability to fully recovery from this setback.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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