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Football League

Hull's Sone Aluko set to go under the knife

Hull City's Sone Aluko is likely to need an operation in a bid to clear up his Achilles injury.

The striker has been sidelined since the middle of last month but had been expected to return to action at the end of this month. However, after feeling some discomfort on his return to training last week, the 23-year-old has been instructed to rest completely for a fortnight and his manager Steve Bruce fears that surgery is the most likely outcome.