Brentford suffer David Raya blow after keeper ruled out for up to five months by knee injury following collision with Leicester forward Ayoze Perez
- Brentford goalkeeper David Raya suffered the knee injury on Sunday
- The 26-year-old was hurt in a collision with Leicester forward Ayoze Perez
- Alvaro Fernandez could be handed his first Premier League start against Burnley
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya will be out for between four and five months after suffering a knee injury in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Leicester City.
The 26-year-old was hurt in a collision with Leicester forward Ayoze Perez in the closing moments of the Premier League encounter.
Brentford’s head of medical Neil Greig said it was not anticipated that Raya will require surgery on his injured left knee.
Brentford goalkeeper David Raya was hurt in a collision with Leicester forward Ayoze Perez
He said: ‘David has unfortunately sustained an injury to the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in his left knee.
‘The issue will require a prolonged period of time to heal and for David to then regain function and strength around the joint.
‘Positively, this type of injury usually heals well without the need for surgery. David has already begun using a brace specifically designed to aid this process.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper is not expected to require surgery on his injured left knee
‘We anticipate the recovery period for an injury like this to be somewhere between four and five months, which will enable David to be back to his previous high levels well before the end of the season.’
Alvaro Fernandez, who joined Brentford on loan from Huesca in the summer, could be handed his first Premier League start against Burnley on Saturday.
The 23-year-old kept clean sheets in the Carabao Cup victories against Forest Green Rovers and Oldham Athletic.
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