Burnley shot stopper Nick Pope is eyeing a December return from his shoulder injury. The 26 year old had to be subbed off after sustaining an injury in Burnley’s Europa League qualifier against Aberdeen.
The 26 year old had a nasty collision with Dons’ forward Sam Cosgrove which resulted in dislocating of his shoulder. The keeper had to undergo a surgery and since then has been recuperating from the injury.
Pope rose to prominence following Tom Heaton’s long spell on the sidelines. The English international had to spend a long time being Heaton’s understudy but has worked wonders in the Clarets goal in his absence.
The player was also in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad but is yet to feature in a Premier League match following his horrific injury. But the player is expected to make his return this season.
“I’m looking at December hopefully.
“Everything since the surgery has gone really well.
“It was a bit of a challenge and it popped out the front.
“I was laying on the physio table at the stadium and they had a go at popping it back in, but they couldn’t do it after four attempts
“If anything sums football up, it’s probably that.
“You’re riding off the high of the 10 months beforehand and being part of a World Cup squad, and then it’s a blow within 15 minutes and you’re on the floor and there’s nothing you can do.
“It’s something that’s happened now, and the only thing I can do is get on with it.
“People will say it’s bad timing or whatever, but, for me, it could have been a lot worse.
“What if it had happened in January or February or whenever?
“Then I’m not going to the World Cup, I’m not finishing the season.”