Hull City has received a setback in the form of an injury to left-back Ruben Vinagre, just ahead of crucial clashes against Rotherham United and Watford. The 24-year-old, who joined the Championship side on a temporary basis in the summer, may face a period on the sidelines due to a hamstring issue.
Providing an update on Vinagre’s condition, Hull City manager Rosenior expressed disappointment, stating that the player felt the strain on his hamstring at the end of a recent training session. The extent of the injury is yet to be fully assessed, and further details are expected on Monday. Despite the setback, Rosenior acknowledged Vinagre’s recent standout performance as a substitute against Huddersfield Town before the international break, highlighting the team’s reliance on squad depth in such situations.
Vinagre, a former Portugal youth international, had joined Hull City after the club opted not to extend Callum Elder’s contract at the end of the previous season. With 10 appearances for the team, including nine in the league, Vinagre’s absence could pose a challenge for Hull City, but Rosenior has alternatives in Jacob Greaves and summer signing James Furlong, with Brandon Fleming currently on loan at Oxford United in League One.
Vinagre’s football journey includes stints at Sporting Lisbon and AS Monaco before joining Wolves in 2018. During his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, he played a total of 69 games, contributing three goals and aiding the team’s promotion to the Premier League in 2018. The full-back had subsequent loan spells at Olympiacos, Famalicao, and Everton before returning to Sporting Lisbon in 2022.
Hull City, coming off a 2-2 draw against Swansea City, is gearing up for consecutive home matches against Rotherham United and Watford in the upcoming week, hoping to overcome the challenges posed by Vinagre’s injury.