Bruce to miss rest of season

Hull's promotion hopes have been dealt a blow with the loss of Alex Bruce for the last five matches due to an Achilles injury.

Last Updated: 10/04/13 at 15:38 Post Comment

Alex Bruce: Injury blow for Hull

Alex Bruce: Injury blow for Hull

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

But the news has been offset by a possible timely return of fellow defender Jack Hobbs, who manager Steve Bruce is hoping will be back in contention for Saturday's game at Ipswich.

Alex Bruce sustained a season-ending Achilles injury during the weekend win over Middlesbrough, with scans confirming a ruptured plantaris, similar to the injury that ruled out Hull team-mate Sone Aluko in January.

Another Tigers defender, Paul McShane, sustained an Achilles injury that cut short his campaign in the recent home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Hull's management staff are waiting to learn whether Bruce will require surgery.

Team-mate Hobbs, 24, feared his season was over when he damaged ankle ligaments in last week's home defeat to Watford, but the player has responded well to treatment and could return to fill the void left by Bruce at Ipswich.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Micky Adams leaves role as Tranmere Rovers manager

Micky Adams has left his role as Tranmere Rovers manager by mutual consent.

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company