Blow for Herbie Kane as Hull manager provides grim injury update

Date published: Wednesday 12th February 2020 11:55 - Subhankar Mondal

Hull City manager Grant McCann has said that Liverpool-owned midfielder Herbie Kane will miss the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old midfielder has torn ligament in his ankle and will be on the sidelines for the next two to three months.

The youngster, who joined Hull on loan from Liverpool in the January transfer window, has suffered an identical injury to Eric Lichaj.

The 31-year-old USA international defender, who has been at the Tigers since the summer of 2018 when he moved from Championship rivals Nottingham Forest, has also been ruled out for the rest of the campaign as well due to ankle injury.

Neither Kane nor Lichaj was in the Hull squad for their Championship game against Blackburn Rovers away from home at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening, and manager McCann has said that they will not be back in action again this season.

“Eric and Herbie going to be out for the foreseeable future – at least two or three months which means they’re probably going to miss the rest of the season,” McCann told Hull’s official website.

“They’ve both torn ligaments in their ankles. It’s exactly the same injury, which is bizarre. It is two blows for us.

“I think both are going to get a second opinion from a specialist. But it is very unlikely we will see them again this season.”

The injury will be a massive blow for Kane, who was hoping for some good playing time for Hull this season.

During the first half of the campaign, the midfielder, who was wanted by Rangers manager Steven Gerrard last month as well, made one start and one substitute appearance in the EFL Cup for Liverpool.

 

 

The 21-year-old had a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers in League One last season, scoring seven goals in 49 games, and he was reunited with McCann at Hull, having worked with the 39-year-old at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The midfielder made three starts and one substitute appearance in the Championship for Hull during his loan spell before his season-ending injury.

Hull are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 40 points from 32 matches, 10 points above the relegation zone and 10 points off the play-off spots.

 

 

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