Coles hope for Taylor
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Hull City boss Peter Taylor is hopeful centre back Danny Coles has avoided serious knee injury.
The former Bristol City defender, who joined The Tigers in a £200,000 deal this summer, was stretchered off in the early stages of their 1-0 home defeat to Luton Town.
The 23-year-old landed awkwardly in a challenge for the ball with Hatters striker Warren Feeney and was unable to finish Saturday's clash at The Kingston Communications Stadium.
There were initial fears that Coles suffered knee ligament damage but Taylor is hopeful the youngster will not be sidelined for too long.
"At first, there was a thought he'd damaged his ligaments which could mean a really long lay-off," Taylor told the Hull Daily Mail.
"But the way we're thinking at the minute, it's not that bad.
"He (Coles) thinks something popped out and it's looking like it might be the cartilage.
"The swelling has already started to go down which is a good sign so fingers crossed, we might be a bit luckier with this one."
Hull have already lost captain Ian Ashbee to a season-ending knee injury, while Keith Andrews (ankle), Stephen McPhee (hamstring) and Mark Lynch (dislocated knee) have also been on the casualty list this term.