Hull City's Abel Hernandez ruled out for a month with injury

Hull City have announced Abel Hernandez will be out of action for the next four weeks with a groin injury sustained against Southampton on Sunday.

The striker was substituted after nine minutes of the 2-1 Premier League victory, with Dieumerci Mbokani coming on as his replacement.

In his absence, Mbokani is expected to continue to deputise, having started only one league fixture since his arrival on loan from Dynamo Kiev.

Hernandez, who has made 11 appearances so far this season, scored 22 times as Hull earned promotion to the top flight last season. His absence further weakens 18th-placed Hull's already threadbare squad.

Hull also provided an update on an injury sustained by Will Keane, with the club saying further tests are required before an official diagnosis can be made.

Keane lasted just 26 minutes of the game against Southampton before suffering a knee injury.