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Northern Ireland's Josh Magennis ruled out with torn hamstring in Hull City injury blow

Josh Magennis
Josh Magennis

Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis could be out of action until almost February after sustaining an injury in training at Hull City.

The 29 year-old striker tore a hamstring on Friday and manager Grant McCann confirmed over the weekend that he is facing a spell without the international forward.

“Josh is going to be out for about six to eight weeks with a grade two hamstring tear,” the boss told the club website after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Barnsley. “Six weeks if we’re lucky.

“He did it in training, just a back heel. It was innocuous really – he just tried to keep the ball in play with nobody near him. That’s disappointing."

Magennis has scored three goals in 11 Championship appearances since joining Hull in the summer. The club are currently 12th in the table, five points off the play-off places and 10 clear of the relegation spots.

The one positive for Magennis is that he should be fit and firing in good time for Northern Ireland's all important Euro 2020 play-offs at the end of March.

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