Michael Dawson: Hull captain ruled out for three months

Michael Dawson
Dawson made 32 Championship appearances last season as Hull were promoted to the Premier League

Hull's injury problems have worsened, with captain Michael Dawson ruled out for three months because of a medial knee ligament injury.

Centre-back Dawson, 32, was injured during the club's pre-season friendly victory over Mansfield on Tuesday.

It means the Tigers have just 13 fit senior players less than a month before the new season starts.

On Monday, full-back Moses Odubajo was ruled out for up to six months with a knee ligament injury.

Earlier this month, goalkeeper Allan McGregor (back) and defender Alex Bruce (Achilles tendon) were ruled out for between four and six months.

Hull begin their Premier League campaign against champions Leicester on Saturday, 13 August (kick-off 12:45 BST).

Hull injury list
PlayerInjuryApproximate return date
Allan McGregorBackJanuary 2017
Moses OdubajoKneeJanuary 2017
Alex BruceAchilles tendonJanuary 2017
Michael DawsonKneeOctober 2016
Tom HuddlestoneAchilles tendonLate July 2016
Jake LivermoreAnkleLate July 2017
Adama DiomandeKneeLate July 2016
Harry MaguireAnkleNo return date
Source: premierinjuries.com

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