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Hull setback as Diame return delayed

Mohamed Diame suffered a training ground knock putting back his Hull return for a least a week. The Senegal midfielder has not featured since December 3 due to a knee injury and a planned first-team return against QPR on Saturday has now been shelved.

"He's had a slight setback, he had a knock to his knee on Monday and we've taken him off it all week," said boss Steve Bruce.

"He's had to have precautionary scans and X-rays to see how the injury was and thankfully everything's okay, but as you can imagine he didn't want a knock there.

"We don't think it's going to be too long, in fact we hope he can be joining in with training in the middle of next week.

"But it's set him back a week or 10 days so he won't be available on Saturday."

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