James Scott has suffered a major blow at Hull City following a move to the Tigers from Motherwell.
The teenage forward made the move on deadline day in a deal worth seven figures. It allowed the Fir Park side to clear the remaining external debt the club had left.
Everyone connected with the Steelmen no doubt wished Scott all the best in his new endeavour. His career with Grant McCann’s team has got off to a nightmare start though.
Just 57 seconds into his first training session, Scott suffered a freak ankle accident. He was placed in a moonboot as the Tigers awaited scan results to see the extent of the damage.
It’s the worse possible news for everyone involved as Scott will now be out for the rest of the season. He will undergo surgery to fix the problems he has with his injured ankle.
Speaking to Hull’s website after the Tigers’ enthralling 4-4 draw with Swansea City, KCOM Stadium boss McCann confirmed the news.
“James will not play again this season unfortunately,” McCann said. “He’s going to need an operation. We’re gutted for the boy because he’s only just come to the football club.
“We’ve got the reports back after seeing the specialist and he’s going to need an operation just to tidy (his ankle) up a little bit. It’s a gutting one for us all. He’ll be back for pre-season and it’ll be like having the new player he is again.”