Steve Bruce expecting lengthy Robert Snodgrass injury layoff

Robert Snodgrass of Hull City controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round: second leg match between Hull City and AS Trencin at KC Stadium on August 7, 2014
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Hull boss Steve Bruce says that the injury Robert Snodgrass picked up against QPR is a "concern" and fears that the midfielder may face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed that midfielder Robert Snodgrass may have suffered knee ligament damage during the 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

The 26-year-old, who joined the Tigers from Norwich City earlier this summer, was withdrawn shortly before half time at Loftus Road following a coming together with Joey Barton.

"Snodgrass is a concern," Bruce is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo. "He's twisted his knee. He's in a brace and crutches at the moment.

"Touch wood he's not too bad, but we fear ligament damage. If it is, of course, it means it's going to be a long time, so let's hope it's not."

Alex Bruce was also replaced at half time, but Bruce stated that the injury was only minor.

James Chester #5 of Hull City is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Hull City at Loftus Road on August 16, 2014
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