By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles prospect and Hull City full back, Moses Odubajo, has been ruled out for up to six months, Completesportsnigeria.com can report.
Odubajo who was in line for an invitation to the Super Eagles in October ruptured his medial patellofemoral ligament a pre-season friendly against Grimsby Town, according to Hull's official website.
The report also states that the 22-year-old will undergo a surgery in the coming days and his progress during his rehabilitation will determine when he will be ready to return to training.
His coach Steve Bruce also expressed his disappointment at the injury.
“First and foremost, it’s desperately disappointing news for Moses,” said Bruce.
“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.
“I know how much he was looking forward to testing himself in the top flight of English football and to now have to sit out the first half of the season is a big blow – both for him and for the club.
“Looking at the positives, at least the injury is not at the same level as the one suffered by Robert Snodgrass at the start of the 2014/15 season and, as a result, we will look forward to seeing Moses return to training in the New Year.”