London – Sone Aluko’s teammate at Hull City, midfielder Robert Snodgrass will be out of action for up to six months due to a dislocated kneecap, the Premier League club announced via Twitter on Wednesday.
"(Manager) Steve Bruce has revealed Robert Snodgrass could be out for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap," Hull said. "Everyone at the club would like to wish @robsnodgrass7 a speedy recovery."
A 7 million ($11.7 million, 8.8 million euros) close-season signing from Norwich City, 26-year-old Snodgrass injured his knee in the first half of Hull's 1-0 league win at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
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The Scotland international wrote on Twitter: "Gutted ....!!! But I will work as hard as I can to come back fitter and stronger."
Hull, runners-up in last season's FA Cup final, visit Belgian side Lokeren on Thursday for the first leg of a Europa League play-off tie.
Aluko was included in Nigeria’s 23 man squad for the AFCON 2015 qualifiers against Congo on September 6, and South Africa four days later.
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