Brighton and Hove Albion defender has operation to remove blood clot ahead of West Ham clash

Defender Shane Duffy has suffered an injury setback as Brighton and Hove Albion prepare for their relegation clash at West Ham this Saturday.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:58 pm
Shane Duffy is expected to be out for two to three weeks after an operation to remove a blood clot

Duffy is believed to have sustained a nasty injury in training that required an operation to remove a blood clot in his leg.

The operation is said to have gone well but the 28-year-old is expected to be out for two to three weeks. It is believed Duffy has been carrying a groin injury for a while.

The centre back has not been a regular under Graham Potter this season and has often been dropped in favour of £20m summer signing Adam Webster.

It's still represents a blow for Albion however as his experience could have proved useful in their crucial upcoming matches against West Ham and lowly Watford.

Following a poor run of form, Brighton are just two points above the Premier League drop zone.