Stephen Kingsley will again be absent when the Tigers travel to Norwich City on Saturday.
The left back underwent bilateral groin surgery earlier this week to repair damage sustained during the game against Preston North End last month and although an exact timeframe for his recovery isn’t yet known, Head Coach Leonid Slutsky doesn’t expect the Scottish international to be back in action until after November’s international break.
“Stephen had an operation in Munich on Wednesday and he maybe needs four weeks to recover. He will only come back after the international break in November,” said Slutsky, who will also be without striker Fraizer Campbell on Saturday. A knee problem picked up in the win against Birmingham City a fortnight ago had seen him rated as only 50-50 earlier in the week, with Slutsky ruling him out on Friday morning.
Slutsky then went on to give an update on Evandro. The midfielder has recovered from a hamstring tendon problem that has delayed the start of his season, but now a quad muscle problem means he still isn’t available for selection.
“It’s a really difficult situation with Evandro because now he has a muscle problem and now the doctors must discuss what is the best plan for him – to either join training with the group or continue with an individual training programme.”
On a couple of the Club’s longer-term injury victims, Will Keane is working outside as he continues to target a return to action next month after a knee injury, while Abel Hernandez is out of a protective boot after Achilles surgery although a return to action won’t come until the Spring.