Tigers confirm Welsh blow
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hull have confirmed John Welsh is out of the club's battle to stay up due to a broken leg.
Hull City have confirmed John Welsh is out of the club's battle to stay up due to a broken leg.
Welsh suffered the injury just five minutes into Saturday's 2-0 home win over Preston North End and will miss the rest of the season.
He has broken his tibia and fibula, and will undergo an operation later this week, with Hull boss Phil Brown lamenting the setback.
"The fact that John has broken his tibia and fibula is disappointing, of course it is," Brown told the club's official website.
"But the positive news surrounding John's injury is that they can operate and his leg won't become non-weight bearing.
"Therefore there won't be as much muscle wastage and his rehabilitation can begin almost immediately.
"That is a bit of good news for John and he has been set a target for his comeback.
"Because he is such a positive lad, he'll be aiming for that target and he'll probably beat it."
Welsh has made 18 appearances in the Championship this season, with his only goal coming in the 2-1 defeat at Preston in October.