Snodgrass ruled out for up to six months

Hull City winger Robert Snodgrass is set to be sidelined for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap.

The Scotland international - signed for a reported £7 million from Norwich City during the close-season - was forced from the field seven minutes into the second half of Hull's Premier League opener against QPR on Saturday.

Hull won that match 1-0, but manager Steve Bruce expressed concern that Snodgrass could be braced for a lengthy spell in the treatment room.

And those fears were confirmed on Wednesday, with Bruce revealing Snodgrass would require surgery on the joint and describing the situation as a "tragedy".

"We've lost Robert Snodgrass and the diagnosis is he'll be gone for six months, which is a big blow to us," said Bruce.

"We spent a lot of money adding to our midfield area and now we've lost Snodgrass for the best part of the season. It's a tragedy for him and for us."

Snodgrass himself tweeted: "Gutted ....!!! But I will work as hard as I can to come back fitter and stronger."

Hull visit Lokeren for the first leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off on Thursday.