The on-loan Everton winger was again missing from the Tigers’ side that slipped to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night, after also sitting out the Emirates FA Cup clash with Chelsea at the weekend.
And scans have showed that the youngster is set for a lengthy absence, which could see him miss a large chunk of the Tigers’ remaining 17 Sky Bet Championship fixtures in the 2019/20 campaign.
“Josh will be out for six to eight weeks,” Grant McCann confirmed when speaking to the media.
“I knew there was something wrong with Josh because he couldn’t put his foot on the floor. It’s a blow for us.”
Another player to have joined a lengthy injury list – that already included Callum Elder, Jordy de Wijs and Matthew Pennington, as well as long-term absentees Jon Toral and Kevin Stewart – is recent arrival Martin Samuelsen.
The Norwegian missed the clash with the Terriers after picking up a calf injury and will undergo his own scans later today, leaving him as a doubt for Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off against Brentford at the KCOM Stadium.
“Martin is having a scan tomorrow so we’ll know more about that one after that,” added McCann.
“You always worry when a player goes for scans but we’ll just wait and see what the reports are back from Martin.”