Brentford’s Josh Dasilva to undergo surgery on ‘significant’ knee injury

Brentford midfielder Josh Dasilva will undergo surgery after suffering a “significant” knee injury in training.

The 25-year-old picked up the problem over the weekend before Brentford’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Monday.

Dasilva wasn’t named in head coach Thomas Frank’s matchday squad for the clash against City and the Premier League club say he has injured ligaments in his right knee.

In a statement, Brentford head of medical, Neil Greig, said: “Unfortunately, Josh suffered an injury in training over the weekend, while preparing for the Manchester City game.

“Subsequent imaging has shown a significant injury to ligaments in his right knee, which will require surgery to repair.

“Having consulted with the leading knee surgeon in the UK, Josh will now undertake a short period of preparation before surgery goes ahead and, at this point, no firm timescales have been discussed for his recovery.

“Josh will, of course, receive all of the support that he needs over the coming weeks.

“He’s previously shown an outstanding attitude to adversity and injury recovery, and we have absolute confidence in his capability to fully recovery from this setback.”

It is the second significant problem that Dasilva has picked up this season after suffering up a hamstring injury against Fulham last August.

He made his return in an FA Cup third-round draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers in January but has been limited to just five appearances this campaign.

Dasilva has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, having also been out for 12 months between February 2021 and February 2022 with a hip issue. He did, however, make 36 Premier League appearances in 2022-23, scoring four and assisting two.

The former England Under-21 international is out of contract in the summer, although Brentford have the option to extend for an extra year.


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