Hobbs on the comeback trail

Hull's former captain Jack Hobbs has edged closer to a return to first team action by taking part in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 16:40 Post Comment

Jack Hobbs: On the road to recovery

Jack Hobbs: On the road to recovery

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 24-year-old defender, sidelined with a serious knee injury since the end of March, played the final 29 minutes against Peterborough on Tuesday.

Hobbs suffered cruciate ligament damage in his right knee during Hull's 2-0 home defeat to Coventry towards the end of last season and was ruled out for nine months following surgery.

The former Liverpool and Leicester centre-half, an ever-present in the Championship last season until injury struck, has yet to appear under current boss Steve Bruce, but is ahead of schedule and could step up his comeback with a reserve-team run-out against Gateshead next Wednesday.

Hobbs started out as a trainee at Lincoln before signing for Liverpool in 2005, but made only five appearances for the Merseysiders and moved on to Leicester following an initial loan spell four years later.

He made over 100 appearances for Leicester and joined Hull on loan in February 2011 before securing a permanent £850,000 move to the KC Stadium the following June.

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Patrice Evra reveals he would have been Man Utd captain if he had stayed

Patrice Evra has revealed he would have been made captain if he had stayed at Manchester United.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Mail Box

Plenty Of Reasons Why Lukaku's Worth It

The mailbox defends Everton's enormous outlay on Romelu Lukaku, while we also have mails on Spurs and Suarez. Oh, and worrying about the new magic spray...

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property