Hull manager Phil Brown has revealed the club do not expect to discover the extent of Jimmy Bullard’s knee injury until after the weekend.
The Tigers are keeping their fingers crossed that key midfielder Bullard is not facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering the first-half knee injury which forced him to be substituted against Aston Villa at Villa Park.
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The ex-Fulham player only returned to action in October after an eight-month lay-off, although the latest problem is in his left knee and not the right one which has required two major operations during his career.
“On the positive front, it’s the other knee,” Brown told Hull’s official website.
“On a negative front, we can’t answer the question until we have a complete diagnosis. There is no point in me second guessing what is going to happen over the next 24-48 hours.
“We’ll have more, hopefully good, news on Monday.
“It was disappointing to see one of our main players leaving the field with tears in his eyes.”