Hull City have been dealt a huge blow to their Championship survival hopes after it emerged that Herbie Kane will miss the rest of the season. The Liverpool loanee was replaced by George Honeyman in the first half of their recent 2-1 win over Middlesbrough.
Herbie Kane to Miss Rest of Season
A Key Player for Hull
Since joining the Tigers on loan from the Premier League champions in January, Kane has scored twice in nine games. One of those goals came in the game against Middlesbrough, a brilliant curling free-kick that gave his side an early equaliser.
He also scored a brilliant free-kick in the 3-3 draw away at Birmingham City prior to that, which looked to have given his side all three points before Gary Gardner’s leveller.
Now, though, Hull are going to need to find a way to replace Kane’s creativity after it was confirmed that the hamstring issue will keep him out for the remainder of their survival fight.
Speaking about the injury, Hull boss Grant McCann told reporters: “Looking at the scan, it’s not a nice one for him. We’re gutted for Herbie because he’s had no luck since coming here.
“He’s picked up the injury in training when no-one was near him before lockdown and now he’s pulled his hamstring.”
McCann Keen for Herbie Kane to Return
With Liverpool going from strength to strength both domestically and on the European stage, Kane could be one of the youngsters looking for a move away to get regular playing time.
McCann wants the club to make another move for the midfielder next season, although this could depend on what league they end up playing in.
He said: “We’d love to have him back with us next season. He’s everything that we need and everything that I like in a player – with his energy and bravery.
“He can score goals and he’s calm on the ball as well. We’d love to keep him here next year – and possibly longer if we could.”