Hull City confirm Aluko's season is over
HULL CITY boss Steve Bruce has resigned himself to being without leading goalscorer Sone Aluko for the remainder of the season.
Aluko visited a second specialist in London yesterday in an attempt to finally clear up an ongoing Achilles injury that has already ruled him out for seven weeks.
The scan results have deemed surgery is now unavoidable and Bruce confirmed this afternoon that Aluko will play no further part in the Tigers' promotion push.
Although the extent of the operation is still to be decided, the 24-year-old will face either a two-month or six-month lay-off.
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"It's one of these complicated Achilles injuries where there's a difference of opinion between two surgeons, two of the best people in Europe," said Bruce.
"We'll decide what route we'll go down over the next few days but it's fair to say to supporters that we're not going to see Aluko again this season. That is a tragedy for him and a tragedy for us."
Aluko was the star of City's season up until injury first struck in late November, scoring eight goals after his free transfer from Glasgow Rangers.
His focus will now turn to the 2013-14 season but a six-month rehabilitation will see him struggling to be fit for the start of the campaign.