English Premiership

Hull suffer Will Keane injury blow

2016-11-15 15:14
Will Keane (Getty Images)

London - 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-year-old, 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 on Tuesday.

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.

Read more on:    hull city  |  english premiership  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
01 April 2017
Liverpool v Everton, Anfield 13:30
Leicester City v Stoke City, King Power Stadium 16:00
Hull City v West Ham United, Kingston Communications Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion, Old Trafford 16:00
Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 16:00
Watford v Sunderland, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth, St. Mary's Stadium 18:30
02 April 2017
Swansea City v Middlesbrough, Liberty Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Manchester City, Emirates Stadium 17:00
04 April 2017
Leicester City v Sunderland, King Power Stadium 20:45
Burnley v Stoke City, Turf Moor 20:45
Watford v West Bromwich Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 20:45
Manchester United v Everton, Old Trafford 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

SuperBru Super Rugby challenge

Enter and challenge Sport24's staff!

Featured

With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.