Chelsea forward and loanee Izzy Brown has torn his ACL in the last FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace and will miss the rest of the season, as Brighton Hove&Albion confirmed earlier this morning.
Speaking about the 21-year-old, who made 14 appearances with his new club before picking up a serious injury, Brighton manager Chris Hughton said: “It’s one we didn’t expect. It’s really disappointing news for all concerned, but obviously more for Izzy than anyone else.
“He’s a young lad who has made a really good impression at the club and in the second half of the season he would have played more games.
“It’s still very fresh for everyone, but we are grateful to Chelsea for the loan, and to Izzy for the impact he has made during the first half of the season.”
On the other hand, Brown wrote on Instagram: “Not the news I wanted to hear, I have torn my ACL & it will need surgery to fix. I will come back fitter & stronger and hopefully be ready for next season. Thank you to everyone at Brighton for the love and support they showed towards me, the fans, the staff, & all the players. I’ve met some amazing people here & these memories will be with me forever. See you all next season.”