ROBBIE Brady's operation has been declared a success after the Clarets winger went under the knife on Wednesday.

The Republic of Ireland international suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee against Leicester City last weekend and is set to be miss the rest of the season as he begins the road to recovery.

But Turf Moor boss Sean Dyche said the operation had been successful and that he'd been in touch with Brady to explain the path back to full fitness.

“The surgeon, who has done most of our players, was very happy with the work that was done," Dyche said.

“I have spoken to him briefly and he’s fine.

“He understands it and he’s been talked through the plan of attack from now, leading to when he’s fit.

“He will be moving very quickly. We look forward to seeing him, first of all just moving around the training ground and getting on with it, and then obviously when he’s fit.

“Life goes quickly and it will soon come back round for him to join in again."

Brady has been in the most consistent form of his Clarets career this season, but Dyche said his injury would open up another opportunity for someone to impress.

“He’s done very well this season. I think he’s moulded into what we do as a group and his part within that," he said.

“But it opens up another gap and an opportunity.

“We’ve got a demanding group now. I have mentioned many times my belief in the whole group and here’s another chance for it to show."

Brady's injury could force Dyche's hand in January with the Burnley boss having been keen to sign a winger in the summer, with a final day loan move for Everton's Aaron Lennon collapsing late on.

“We will be looking to be active," Dyche said of the January window. "It’s an on-going thing for us, recruitment.

"We aren’t a club that can just cherry pick. I think it just sharpens that focus, more than anything.”