Hull City forward Norbert Balogh is facing a spell on the sidelines after a calf injury sustained on his debut against Nottingham Forest last Tuesday.
Balogh who arrived at the KCOM on a free transfer over the summer, made his debut for the Tigers in last Tuesday’s victory at Nottingham Forest where he came on as a substitute in the last 16 minutes.
After suffering a calf injury in the last few minutes of the match, Balogh was ruled out of making his full debut on Saturday against Derby County and the club now have fears that the Hungarian international could face a long spell on the sidelines.
The club will send Balogh for scans over the next couple of days but it is unlikely he will be back in contention for the trip to Fulham this weekend.
Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail after the victory over Derby County, manager Grant McCann said: “It’s not looking great, I have to say, we’ve still not got the whole verdict but the physios have told us one or two things that they think it may be.”
McCann acknowledged that the club were in the dark and continued by saying: “Until we get a scan or an actual x-ray then we’re not going to know. He’ll get that over the next couple of days.”
Hull, who have won their last two matches, face a tough trip to Fulham this Saturday and it will no doubt be a blow to McCann.
For a player who has waited over two months for his debut this must be a huge personal blow for Balogh.
After playing 16 minutes against Forest he would have been determined to secure a start in City’s following game against Derby County.
Grant McCann must also be feeling for his player, where he has clearly thought Balogh was now ready to step into the first-team fold.
The club will be hoping Balogh’s injury isn’t as serious and that the scans come back with some positive news rather than the forward being out for lengthy amount of time.