Many Hull supporters have been bemoaning the latest update from Grant McCann suggesting that all three of Herbie Kane, Eric Lichaj and James Scott could be set to miss the rest of the season through injury.
That latest update came following the Tigers’ 3-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night, which extended their winless run to six Championship matches, with McCann’s side already looking really stretched by their current injury problems.
Kane has been slotted into midfield and attempting to build some form since he arrived at the club on loan from Liverpool, but having picked up an ankle ligament injury in training last week, it looks likely that he will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign.
Hull have suffered the misfortune of seeing Lichaj suffer an identical injury to his ankle during the Tigers’ 1-1 draw at Reading last weekend, and the right-back now looks set to join Kane in missing the rest of the season through injury, which is a major blow considering McCann is already really limited by injuries to his defence.
Scott, meanwhile, has yet to really make an impression at Hull since his arrival from Motherwell in January, and it now looks like he could have to wait until next season to show what he can do, with the forward having suffered an injury in training.
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Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail following the Tigers’ defeat at Blackburn, McCann suggested that all three players could be set for long-term injury lay-offs, saying: “Eric is probably going to miss the rest of the season. He has torn ligaments in his ankle. It is the same as Herbie.”
“We are waiting on swelling going down (on Scott’s injury).
“Again, the physios think it will be a long term one for the rest of the season. But we will see when the swelling goes down.”
Here then, we take a look at what Hull fans have been saying about the latest injury blows for McCann’s side on social media…
Just great sign a loan player and a permanent both pegged as top talents to look out for season over for both of them typical
— Callum (@hullcity14) February 11, 2020
Kane has not done enough for me. It's the injuries to our defence that's concerning
— Craig English (@ColEnglish) February 11, 2020
In other word be prepared for a bad landing in to league 1
— SouthBankTiger (@Hull96C) February 12, 2020
Relegation is on the Horizon ☹️
— roger berry (@RogerBerry88) February 11, 2020
Can the season not just end now
— charlie (@chzalad) February 11, 2020
Have you got your grim reaper costume on to deliver this? Only City could spend 1.5m on a striker who gets injured before even kicking a competitive ball in anger for us. Sounds like a low budget version of Bullard!
— Jonathan Douglas (@DougieSpen) February 11, 2020
Must be something wrong with the sessions par lichaj injury and a few more tbf
— Haydn (@HaydnHcafc) February 11, 2020