Premier League: Hull boss Steve Bruce confirms Paul McShane will have surgery
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has confirmed Paul McShane's will undergo ankle surgery on Monday.
Last Updated: 15/02/14 12:10pm
The 28-year-old, who has made 13 appearances this season, was injured in a collision with his own goalkeeper, Steve Harper, during the 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton on Tuesday.
Scans revealed that the Republic of Ireland international has suffered serious ligament damage that will require an operation and Tigers manager Bruce has revealed it is unlikely the player will be in action again this campaign.
"We knew it was a serious one when we saw the pictures, his ankle was practically the other way around, so Paul has an operation on Monday," said Bruce.
"It's not broken but he's severed a couple of ligaments in there that need to be repaired.
"We don't know the real extent until the surgeon goes in but I wouldn't have thought he'll play any more part in this season.
"I would have thought it will be about six months out, so maybe the best case scenario is to be fit for the start of next season."
The news is another blow to Hull, who are already short on defensive cover with James Chester and Liam Rosenior sidelined through injury.
Both players are likely to miss Monday's FA Cup fifth-round clash at Brighton although they could be in contention for Hull's next Premier League clash at Cardiff.