Hull City defender, Odubajo, out for six months
Odubajo suffered the ruptured ligament in a friendly against Grimsby
Hull defender Moses Odubajo will miss the first half of his club’s return to the Premier League after being ruled out for six months with a knee ligament injury.
Odubajo suffered the ruptured ligament in a friendly against Grimsby on Friday and isn’t expected back until early in 2017.
The 22-year-old had played a significant role in Hull’s promotion back to the English top flight via the Championship play-offs last season, making 53 appearances in his first season with the Tigers following his move from Brentford.
Odubajo’s injury is another blow for Hull after goalkeeper Allan McGregor and defender Alex Bruce were also ruled out of the start of the forthcoming campaign.
“First and foremost, it’s desperately disappointing news for Moses,” Hull manager Steve Bruce told the club’s website.
“He was exceptional for us last season as we won promotion back to the Premier League and we expect him to be a top player for many years to come.”
Writing on Twitter, Odubajo said: “Thanks again for the support people. I’m very lucky to not have damaged more ligaments. I’ll be back fitter and stronger.”