Hull City manager Steve Bruce fears winger Robbie Brady’s season could be over, and Bruce revealed after Saturday’s 1-0 English Premier League loss to Stoke City that Brady had missed the game due to a calf injury he sustained in training 24 hours earlier.
Bruce gave further information of the Republic of International’s condition: “Unfortunately Brady has fallen down a hole in the training ground and it looks an awful injury, I have to say.”
“We won’t know the extent of it until he has had scans.”
“After seeing him on Friday I doubt he will be available for weeks. It could be the rest of the season.”
The Tigers are already without their current top scorer Nikica Jelavic due to a knee problem, although Bruce is hopeful the Croatian striker will be able to play in Tuesday’s league clash with Sunderland at the KC Stadium.
“He has got a chance (for Tuesday) but as I’ve said it is always a bit of a chance with him because he has had a serious knee operation and I keep saying this but he probably came back a little bit too quick,” he said.
Bruce – whose side are 15th, four points clear of the relegation zone – added: “I told the press on Friday that everyone was okay and then Jelavic comes with his knee twice the size it should be and then Brady’s got injured doing nothing.”
“But it is what it is, we’ve got enough firepower and we have another game on Tuesday that comes into the category of a big game. Let’s hope that we can win it.”