Stevenage suffer blow as £1m-rated Northern Irish starlet Ben Kennedy out for six weeks after knee surgery

PUBLISHED: 08:55 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:17 04 November 2017

The talented Ben Kennedy has suffered an injury blow. Picture: Danny Loo

The talented Ben Kennedy has suffered an injury blow. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Stevenage forward Ben Kennedy has suffered an injury blow ahead of the club’s FA Cup clash against Nantwich Town on Saturday.

The highly-rated Northern Ireland U21 international underwent an arthroscopy operation after picking up an injury to his knee at home to Forest Green Rovers.

The operation is reported to have been a success and he is expected to be out for around six weeks.

There has been speculation the Lisburn-born starlet could be the first player in Stevenage’s history to be sold for £1 million or more as he has been scouted by a number of clubs from the Championship.

20-year-old Kennedy joined Stevenage on a two-year youth scholarship in the summer of 2013 and broke into the first-team during the 2014–15 season.

He has also represented Northern Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level.

The club tweeted: “Everyone wishes Ben all the best in his recovery’.

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