SEAN Dyche believes Robbie Brady could have suffered a serious knee injury after being stretchered off against Leicester City.

Brady injured his knee in the first half in a collision with Harry Maguire and he left the field with his knee in a brace before being taken to hospital.

While Dyche is awaiting further news on the extent of the injury, he fears it could be a bad one.

“We’re waiting on factual news, but it looks like it’s more serious that not serious to me, and we’ll have to wait and see," the Clarets chief said.

“He’s off at hospital, so we’ll find out more.”

Although Burnley had gone behind early on Brady had been a key figure in their response, creating a couple of chances before his afternoon was ended just after the midway point of the first half.

The Clarets weren't as dangerous after the Irishman's departure, but Dyche refused to cite it as the turning point in the game.

“I didn’t think it was the exact turning point, but it wasn’t helpful, he’s in really good form," he said.

"He was today, he was causing real trouble - some of his deliveries were excellent."

Burnley had their chances to respond to Demarai Gray's opener but they were unable to find a way back into the game, falling to just a second away defeat of the season.

But Dyche felt his side were good value for at least a point at the King Power Stadium, although he was disappointed in the manner in which they conceded.

“Overall I think we deserved something, I think it was tight, I thought we were very good first half - we carried on our very good form of late with some very good play, but effective play, that’s the key," he said.

“It was a really soft goal obviously, really poor, we got caught early, a bit flat footed, which is unlike us - we normally smell danger quicker.

“I’m certainly not going to over-question the players, they’ve been fantastic defensively, and we defended resolutely through the rest of the first half, and played really well.

“We dominated a lot of the first half.

“Second half we expected a reaction. They often have one kicking into that end, so we warned the players about that.

“But overall, I still think the performance probably warranted something.

“The margins are tight, they had a chance to go 2-0, we had a chance one v one to go 1-1, and it can be like that.

“But we expected what we got, a team that defend deep and try and counter, until the game opens up, and it becomes a bit of a basketball match.

“Overall, it’s hard to doubt the players who’ve had their third game in a week and have been outstanding physically again, right at the end still trying to score."

Burnley followed up last Sunday's injury-time defeat to Arsenal at Turf Moor with trips to Bournemouth and Leicester this week, but Dyche was keen to play down the travelling involved.

“I don’t overthink all the travel and all that, the fixtures are what they are, we get a heads up at the start of the season, they do warn you," he said.

“But it still has to go into the planning, and I was really pleased with the staff’s planning, the lads were physically excellent, going through every minute of the game, giving everything.

“Corky again covered miles, and the subs affected it, both created and had chances.”