Hines injury blow for Boro

Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines is set to miss the start of next season with a knee injury.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 13:04 Post Comment

Seb Hines: Middlesbrough defender will miss the start of the new season

Seb Hines: Middlesbrough defender will miss the start of the new season

World Cup 2014

Check out the latest outright odds on next summer's World Cup in Brazil

The 24-year-old is a product of Boro's famed academy, but his career has been dogged by injury and he has been limited to just 50 league appearances since his debut in 2007.

Now it has been discovered that Hines has a 'micro-fracture' in his knee, which will need surgery with four months of rehab - meaning he will not be back in training until late July.

"Seb Hines will be going in for an operation over the next few days," said manager Tony Mowbray.

"He might miss the start of the season. It's his knee, he's had a few issues with that.

"He saw a specialist earlier this week and he decided that he needed to go in and tidy it up.

"The diagnosis is that he might miss the start of the season. It's not what we wanted to hear and not what Seb wanted to hear.

"Seb's got a strong mentality and he'll come through it no problem."

World Cup 2014

Check out the latest outright odds on next summer's World Cup in Brazil

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy don't you call in Becks as well...and we will all have a lovely tea party!

kimosabi
United: Scholes helping out

M

ourinho is just a good-looking version of Allardyce (Fit Sam?). Clearly 19th century football isn't such a big deal after all?

Ezy_Rider
Chelsea Killed The Game Instead Of Playing It

S

tay put, Pep. Timothy Sherwood has this under control.

slowgraffiti
Guardiola plans Bayern stay

Footer 365

Premier League: Paul Lambert plays down uncertainty over future at Aston Villa

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists he "fully intends" to remain in charge of the Premier League club next season.

Premier League: Ramires banned for four matches after accepting FA charge

Chelsea midfielder Ramires will serve a four-match suspension after a charge of violent conduct went uncontested.

No contact from Manchester United says Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp says he has not been approached by Manchester United to fill the managerial vacancy at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

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