Last Updated: Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:13
Hull have been boosted by the news Robert Koren and James Chester could both return to action ahead of schedule.
Tigers boss Steve Bruce had suggested that both players were looking at two months on the sidelines but the club's head of medical services, Rob Price, has suggested they could be back sooner.
Koren is making the speediest recovery from a fractured foot and could be back within the next few weeks, while Chester is also making good progress from a hamstring injury.
"Robert is doing particularly well with his rehab and we're hopeful that within the next three weeks he could be back out there with the team," Price revealed.
"Robert hasn't had a day off since he got the injury and he's using this time as an opportunity to work on other parts of his body like his strength and his core. He's also helping out the other players during their training sessions and being one of our senior pros, he's also passing on plenty of advice.
"With James, he has some damage to one of his hamstring tendons and you have to really give that a couple of weeks to settle down for it to start to form some scar tissue before we can start loading him.
"But he's doing well in the early stages of his rehab and again, he's also working on some other areas. Hopefully in around 10 days we'll be able to start pushing him a little bit more."
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