London - Nigerian striker Sone Aluko has been ruled out for at least eight weeks with torn Achilles.
The Hull City forward missed most part of the English Premiership last season, but started well in the new term.
He has played nine games for Hull this season and has scored one goal. His last appearance was a 2-1 defeat at Everton on October 19.
The injury, according to Sky Sports, could keep the 24-year-old out of action for the rest of the year.
He had persuaded Hull's medical staff he would be able to play in last Saturday's 1-0 victory over nine-man Sunderland after overcoming a calf injury but he ended up being a late withdrawal from the squad.
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