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Danny Graham Injury: Updates on Hull City Striker's Knee, Likely Return Date

HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:  Danny Graham of Hull City during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KC Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Hull, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2013

As if a 2-1 loss to Everton on Saturday wasn't enough, now Hull City will likely be without forward Danny Graham for at least the next three weeks. 

From the team's official Twitter account:

Danny Graham is set to be sidelined for around three weeks with the injury he suffered in Saturday’s game at @Everton #hcafc

— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) October 21, 2013

Although scans have revealed the striker escaped serious injury following a first half challenge by Gareth Barry… #hcafc

— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) October 21, 2013

severe bone bruising around the knee will keep the on-loan Sunderland man out of action until next month #hcafc

— Hull City Official (@hullcityteam) October 21, 2013

Graham has made eight appearances for Hull City, starting seven times and failing to score or provide an assist while attempting nine shots. WhoScored.com has given him a mediocre average match rating of 6.16 in Premier League play this season, putting him 298th in the league in those rankings.    

Graham has been unable to rediscover the form that saw him score 12 goals for Swansea City in the 2011-12 Premier League season and a combined 37 goals for Watford over two seasons in the Championship before that. 

Clearly, Hull were hoping he might bring that scoring touch with him after he was signed on loan from Sunderland—though he managed just three goals in 31 appearances for Swansea and Sunderland a year ago—though it hasn't come to fruition yet.   

Now, an already disappointing start to the season for Graham will only get worse as he is sidelined for several weeks.

 

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