Last Updated: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:07
Robbie Brady is set for a swift return for Hull against Everton on Saturday having missed only one match since a hernia operation.
Brady has recovered well over the international break and Tigers manager Steve Bruce is hopeful he can play some part against the Blues at Goodison Park.
The former Manchester United youngster was playing through the pain barrier in the early part of the season, scoring four times in the process, but could no longer go on and was sent for a hernia operation after netting the winner against West Ham on September 28.
At the time there were fears he could be out for over a month but he is back in full training and set to be available this weekend.
"Robbie has trained this week which just goes to show what the medical people can do. It's just over two weeks since the operation," said Bruce.
"We'll see for a reaction but as long as there isn't one he'll come straight back in the squad. It's quite remarkable what they can do to fix what is labelled as a hernia.
"To be playing in two-and-a-half weeks shows what they can do. He's pain free and running around like a two-year-old so let's hope he stays like that."
Elsewhere, Ahmed Elmohamady, Gedo and Maynor Figueroa all had long journeys back from international duty and will be assessed for match fitness, while Robert Koren (fractured foot) and James Chester (hamstring) are still out.
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