After two free kicks in two games from Herbie Kane - one under the wall against Birmingham, and one over the wall against Middlesbrough - the Hull City Manager Grant McCann revealed that the loan star tore his hamstring in midweek, which renders him unavailable for the remainder of the campaign.
“We’re gutted for Herbie”
This is a real shame for Kane, as he was just starting to find his form in the Tigers midfield. Grant McCann spoke to BBC Radio Humberside after the 4-2 defeat to West Brom, and said:
“Herbie will be out for the rest of the season. He’s torn his hamstring, which we were really surprised about because Herbie thought he was okay when he came into the training ground.”
“We’d love to keep him next year, possibly longer“
McCann continued, “On reflection with a scan it’s not a nice one for him. We’re gutted for Herbie because he’s not had luck since he’s been here. We’re going to be missing him now so that’s not good news.
“He’s everything we need and everything we like in a player. We’d love to keep him next year, possibly longer if we could.”
Could Kane be on McCann’s radar to sign permanently?
Kane’s next game will undoubtedly be with his parent club Liverpool, who he will go back to at the end of the current campaign. However, with the Premier League Champions spoilt for choice in the midfield and forward line, perhaps another spell at Hull - Loan, or even permanent - could be in the offing next season?
Time will tell, but with both Mallik Wilks and Festus Arthur signing deals last week for the Tigers, it looks possible that we may not have seen the last of Kane in Black and Amber just yet.