Hull City suffer double injury blow - impact for Liverpool

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce will be without Nikica Jelavic and Michael Dawson until December.

Hull City may have escaped their visit to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium home with a point, but it came at a cost as the club suffered a brace of injuries.

Goal-scoring forward Nikica Jelavic, 29, has already netted four times from seven Premier League outings and has been responisible for six key passes thus far this season.

Jelavic, though, suffered a knee injury during the warm-up for the 2-2 draw with the Gunners.

One scan later, which he took yesterday, Monday, and it appears the Tigers may be without their netbuster for at least one month.

Jelavic is not the only injured Hull City player, as Michael Dawson joined him in the physio's room.

Dawson, a 30-year-old centre back, has returned an average of 1.3 tackles per game, as well as 2.5 interceptions, 2.5 blocks and an incredible 11.2 clearances every Premier League match.

Dawson was withdrawn against Arsenal amid concerns over his ankle and, like Jelavic, was subjected to a scan. He too will be out of action for between one month and six weeks.

Both players will therefore miss upcoming games against Liverpool at Anfield, Southampton at home, Burnley at Turf Moor and possibly Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

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