The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Newcastle

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 3 - 0 Hull City

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Aluko suffers torn Achilles

Hull City striker Sone Aluko will miss between eight and 10 weeks with an Achilles tear, boss Steve Bruce has confirmed.

Last Updated: 07/11/13 at 15:13 Post Comment

Sone Aluko: Hull City striker facing 10 weeks out with an Achilles injury

Sone Aluko: Hull City striker facing 10 weeks out with an Achilles injury

Aluko missed the second half of the 2012-13 season with a similar problem and Bruce said his heel had flared up again in the warm-up ahead of Saturday's 1-0 victory over nine-man Sunderland.

The Nigeria striker had persuaded Hull's medical staff he would be able to play in that game after overcoming a calf injury but he ended up being a late withdrawal from the squad.

A scan has now confirmed the extent of the damage, which is likely to keep the 24-year-old out until January at the earliest.

The news is a big blow for Bruce, who has had to deal with a number of injuries this season including to key players Robbie Brady, James Chester and Allan McGregor.

So far this season, only Brady (three) has scored more than one goal for the Tigers in the Premier League but they have proved sound defensively, especially at home where only one goal has been scored by an opponent in five matches.

Aluko's absence is likely to mean an extended run in the side for Yannick Sagbo, who has started their last two games since coming off the bench to score against Everton.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

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