Will Keane: Hull City striker out for a year with knee ligament damage

Will Keane
Will Keane had loan spells with Wigan, QPR, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston during his time at Manchester United

Hull City striker Will Keane has been ruled out for 12 months with knee ligament damage.

Keane, 23, suffered the injury in the win over Southampton on 6 November and has now successfully undergone surgery.

He joined the Tigers from Manchester United on 30 August and has made six appearances for Mike Phelan's side.

"To lose a player of Will's quality and potential for such a long period of time is a big blow," Phelan told the club website.

"I'm sure his determination and mindset will see him through the tough journey ahead."

Keane previously spent a lengthy period on the sidelines in 2012 after suffering the same injury while playing for England Under-19s.

Hull are 18th in the Premier League, one point behind 17th-placed West Ham.