Surgery ends Diame’s campaign

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May 08, 2015 11:29:27 UK

Hull City’s chances of avoiding relegation to the Championship have been hit by the news that Mohamed Diame will not play again this season.

The former West Ham United star needs surgery to cure a long-standing knee problem.

The 27-year-old has made just two substitute appearances in the last five months and it will take him until July to recover from the operation.

“Diame has gone to see a specialist in France and is going to have an operation on his knee on Tuesday,” confirmed Tigers boss Steve Bruce.

Diame has gone to see a specialist in France and is going to have an operation on his knee on Tuesday.

Steve Bruce

Meanwhile, Jake Livermore is rated as 50-50 for Saturday’s crunch Premier League clash against Burnley after suffering an ankle injury in Monday’s 3-1 home loss to Arsenal.

If former Spurs midfielder Livermore is forced to miss the match, David Meyler will come in to replace him.

Nikica Jelavic could be handed a start after the Croatian came on as a substitute against Arsenal after being sidelined for six weeks.

Hull are 1.95 to beat Burnley and 5.00 to be relegated this season.

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