Grant Hall: Middlesbrough Defender Set to Miss Nearly Four Months With Thigh Injury

Grant Hall Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough defender Grant Hall could miss up to “12 to 16 weeks” of action due to a thigh injury, manager Neil Warnock has confirmed.

Grant Hall to Miss Up to Four Months With Injury

29-Year-Old Has Made Four Appearances Since Joining Boro in the Summer

Speaking to the club website, Warnock said:  “It’s a real blow. I’m absolutely gutted for him. It’s a front thigh injury.”

Warnock wasn’t sure if surgery would be required, adding: “We don’t know if he’ll need an operation or not. We’ve had different opinions so we’ll have to make a decision on what’s best.”

“It was quite innocuous. He finished a physical session and just made a side-pass into the goals, but he pulled up holding the front of his thigh.

“The scan is worse than we first thought.”

Hall at Boro

Hall joined Boro in the summer on a free transfer. The 29-year-old was a free agent after leaving Queen’s Park Rangers on the expiry of his contract.

The centre-back started his career at non-league side Lewes before transferring to Brighton & Hove Albion in 2009.

Hall was also on the books of Tottenham Hotspur in 2012 but failed to make a first-team appearance for the North London side.

Loan spells followed at Swindon Town, Birmingham City and Blackpool before signing permanently at Loftus Road after a successful trial.

He made 119 appearances for QPR over five seasons, scoring six goals.

Hall joins forward Ashley Fletcher as a long-term absentee, and with midfielder Marcus Browne also still sidelined, Warnock confirmed he has yet to finalise his squad ahead of Wednesday’s match against Swansea City. He added: “We’ll have a look at the lads after training today.

“We’ve over 24 hours before the game so we’ll see how things are looking.”

Middlesbrough are 10th in the Championship, three points off the play-off places.

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