Last Updated: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:20
Hull could be without James Chester until November after the defender suffered a hamstring problem in the win at Newcastle.
The former Manchester United youngster picked up the injury in the latter stages of the 3-2 victory at St James' Park, with the Tigers waiting for confirmation on just how serious it is.
But Steve Bruce admits it doesn't look good as Chester, who signed a new three-year deal in June, prepares for medical scans and ultimately a diagnosis on the problem.
The Tigers boss told the club's official website: "James stretched to make a block in the last minute and his hamstring popped. It looks like a 'proper' hamstring injury and could be six weeks."
Fresh from losing Robert Koren for five weeks, this latest injury is another major blow for Bruce, with Chester and Curtis Davies impressing as the centre-back partnership so far this term.
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