Brady sidelined until April

The 23-year-old was involved in a freak accident when falling down a hole during a training session.

Hull manager Steve Bruce will take some comfort from the news, as he feared the player???s season could have been over.

Bruce revealed after his side’s 1-0 Premier League defeat at Stoke on Saturday that the incident had happened 24 hours earlier.

Before confirmation of the extent of the Republic of Ireland international’s condition, Bruce said: “Unfortunately Brady has fallen down a hole in the training ground and it looks an awful injury, I have to say.

“We won’t know the extent of it until he has had scans. After seeing him on Friday I doubt he will be available for weeks. It could be the rest of the season.”