Steve Bruce and Hull City have suffered a huge blow upon learning that Robert Snodgrass is to be sidelined for six months, reports the Express. The midfielder was brought into the Tigers’ squad this summer from Norwich City, but is now set to miss the majority of the next Premier League season.
Snodgrass sustained a dislocated knee-cap during his side’s one-nil win over Queens Park Rangers on the opening day of the season. Having had the injury examined by a medical professional, it has become apparent that the ligaments in the player’s knee have also been badly damaged.
The 26 year old was a major buy for Bruce this summer, costing the Yorkshire club £7 million. Snodgrass has proven Premier League pedigree following his time at Norwich, where he was a very bright light in an otherwise disappointing season at Carrow Road last year.
Speaking of the injury, Bruce said, ‘We didn’t envisage losing Snodgrass for six months, it’s a huge blow for us.’ The manager is now expected to venture into the transfer market again, in order to counter-balance the loss of his new midfielder. Having sold Shane Long to Southampton on the eve of the new season as well, the Tigers suddenly look very thin when it comes to attacking options.
‘Certainly before the end of the window, we have to bring players in,’ said Bruce in an attempt to soothe supporters’ worries. Hull have spent a lot of money so far this summer, but it looks likely that they shall have to spend a little more if they want to have a strong squad next season.