Injury Update: Will Keane and Abel Hernadez

Abel Hernandez and Will Keane were injured in their 2-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Since Sunday, both players have had scans on their injuries, and both men will be out for some time.

Striker Abel Hernandez will be out for four-weeks with a groin injury, missing games against Sunderland, West Brom and Middlesbrough.

However, the Uruguayan could be fit for the Tigers’ game against Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace on the 10th of December at the KCOM Stadium.

However, Will Keane was forced of in the first 25 minutes of the game on Sunday.

The 23-year-old, who joined the Tigers in the summer, limped of with a knee injury.

Since the game, Keane had a scan, but the club doesn’t know the extent of the injury because of the amount of swelling on the forward’s knee.

When Phelan was asked about Keane’s injury, he said: “The signs aren’t very good.

“Keane is the worst of the two, it’s a case of wait and see.

“They are crazy injuries. There is no reason why, it’s just the wrong place and the wrong time.'”

Since the two forwards are injured, it looks like Phelan will be playing Mbokani up-front with Snodgrass just behind him.

Diomande, however, is not an option as the Norwegian is still serving his three-match ban.

In my opinion, Abel will be a big miss for a tough run of fixtures.

You may think Sunderland, West Brom and Crystal Palace are a walk in the park, but these sort of fixtures will determine our league finish come May.

I personally think against Sunderland, Phelan will play Mbokani up-front by him self until Diomande comes back from his suspension.

Hull fans, what should Phelan do to address these problems? Let us know in the comments below!

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