Hull suf­fer Will Keane in­jury blow

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Striker Will Keane will miss the rest of the sea­son be­cause of a se­ri­ous knee in­jury, adding to the prob­lems of English Premier League strug­glers Hull City. The 23-yearold, who joined from Man­ches­ter United in Au­gust hav­ing spent most of his pro­fes­sional ca­reer on loan to other clubs, is due to un­dergo surgery on his dam­aged knee lig­a­ments yes­ter­day. Some re­ports sug­gest Keane, who won Eng­land caps at ev­ery age level in­clud­ing Un­der-21, could be side­lined for up to a year. Man­ager Mike Phe­lan, who knew Keane from his time as as­sis­tant man­ager at United, said it was a big blow for Hull, who are third from bot­tom in the Premier League and have been dogged by in­juries. “Ev­ery­body at the club wishes Will well for a full re­cov­ery ahead of what is go­ing to be a long road back to ac­tion,” said Phe­lan. “To lose a player of Will’s qual­ity and po­ten­tial for such a long pe­riod of time is a big blow, but I’m sure his de­ter­mi­na­tion and mind­set will see him through the tough jour­ney ahead.” Hull are al­ready with­out Uruguayan in­ter­na­tional striker Abel Her­nan­dez, who will be out for another three weeks with a groin prob­lem.

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