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Hull wait to hear length of Gardner injury lay-off

Anthony Gardner
Gardner has struggled with injury since joining from Tottenham in 2008

Hull defender Anthony Gardner will have a surgical procedure next week to assess the ankle ligament damage he suffered in the 3-0 defeat at West Ham.

Gardner, 29, was stretchered off in the second half after falling awkwardly in a challenge with Matthew Upson.

"I'm not going to put a time on it but the damage is sufficient to keep him out of the Everton game," manager Phil Brown told the club website.

"We'll have a look on Wednesday and assess it further."

Gardner joined the club from Tottenham in a £2.5m transfer in 2008 but the former England international has had his share of injury problems since then.


He missed three months of his debut season at Hull with a thigh injury and later broke vertebrae in his back during an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.

This season he has made 21 appearances for the club but a scan on Thursday confirmed he had suffered ligament damage so he will be sidelined again.

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see also
West Ham 3-0 Hull
20 Feb 10 |  Premier League
Gardner will miss rest of season
23 Mar 09 |  Hull
Hull make Gardner record signing
14 Aug 08 |  Hull
Gardner eager to shine for Tigers
29 Jul 08 |  Hull

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