, ‘Really difficult’ – Hull City boss shares update on striker’s fitness ahead of Stoke City and Leeds United games

‘Really difficult’ – Hull City boss shares update on striker’s fitness ahead of Stoke City and Leeds United games

Hull City boss Liam Rosenior has said it has taken Aaron Connolly time to get over the injury he sustained against Norwich City back in January.

Hull City’s striker was clattered by the Canaries’ goalkeeper Angus Gunn and suffered a shoulder injury, as well as concussion.

Connolly, 24, has since seen his game time dry up with the Championship promotion hopefuls as he looks to force his way back into the team.

Rosenior has provided this update on his condition, as per a report by HullLive: “The injury that he had against Norwich was horrific. Yes, his shoulder was damaged, but actually, he had a long concussion for 10 days to two weeks. That sets anyone back, that’s a really, really difficult injury to overcome.

“We’ve had to give him time, we’ve had to give him time to build himself up and you can see he needed the game minutes (against Curacao). I can’t put him in games when we’re fighting for the play-offs and hope that he’s going to be OK.

“I need players that I can rely on, not through any fault of Aarons. It’s an injury that set him back, but I can’t just throw him in.”

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Connolly’s injury has been a blow for Hull as he provides them with useful competition and depth up front.

He has found a home at the MKM Stadium and a manager in Rosenior who has given him freedom to show what he can do. However, his long-term future in East Yorkshire is up in the air.

The forward only penned a one-year deal last year when he joined the Tigers on a permanent basis and it remains to be seen whether he will be handed an extension.

Connolly spent time on loan with Hull in the last campaign and scored two goals in five games. He has since found the net on eight occasions this term.

The Republic of Ireland international, who has nine caps under his belt for his country, spent seven years at Brighton and Hove Albion before his switch to his current club.

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He scored eight goals in 52 outings for the Seagulls, as well as having temporary stints away from the AMEX Stadium at Luton Town, Middlesbrough and Venezia to get some experience.

Connolly played 90 minutes for the Tigers in their friendly against Curacao last week which will have helped him.

Hull are back in action on Friday with a home clash against Stoke City after two weeks off. They then face an away trip to Leeds United on Monday.

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