Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard out for six to eight weeks with knee injury

07 December 2009 09:55
Bullard, the Premier League's player of the month for November, left the pitch in tears after landing awkwardly following a challenge in Hull City's 3-0 loss at Villa Park. [LNB]The injury came in just his fifth appearance since returning from an eight-month lay-off following surgery on his other knee. [LNB] Related ArticlesHull optimistic on Bullard scanAston Villa 3 Hull City 0Bullard's celebration one of the bestBrown applauds Bullard's celebrationManchester City 1 Hull City 1Sport on televisionBullard and Hull feared the worst but, after a scan on Monday night, manager Phil Brown was relieved that the injury was not as serious as first thought. [LNB]'I am sitting here like a man waiting in the emergency room for his wife to give birth,' Brown said. [LNB]'It's been an horrendous day for me but you talk about popularity the amount of well-wishers and people asking about Jimmy, it is fantastic the response to one of the most popular players in the country. [LNB]'I'm now very hopeful Jimmy will be back on the field of play before the transfer window closes. [LNB]'That's what I and Jimmy will be looking at. It also gives us a chance to strengthen his other leg it hasn't been a problem but it gives us a chance to strengthen. Hopefully we'll have him for three to four months of the season still.'[LNB]Bullard marked his full Hull debut with a starring role in the 2-1 win over Stoke. The £5 million signing from Fulham then scored in draws with West Ham and Manchester City, the latter being met with a choreographed celebration mimicking Brown's famous half-time team talk on the pitch at Eastlands last season. [LNB]'He's a tremendous character, the way he is he just wants the ball and to please people,' Brown added. [LNB]'He's that kind of character, there are not so many about.' [LNB]David James is confident of a return for Portsmouth at Sunderland on Saturday after overcoming a calf strain. [LNB]

Source: Telegraph