Rugby League - Knee injury sidelines Hull forward Tickle

Hull have confirmed that goalkicking forward Danny Tickle will be out for at least two months with a knee injury.

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Rugby League - Knee injury sidelines Hull forward Tickle

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RUGBY LEAGUE Danny Tickle of Hull FC

The 30-year-old damaged his knee during Sunday's 28-8 win over Catalan Dragons.

"Having been in a brace this week and undergone medical assessments, it has been confirmed that he now faces at least two months on the sidelines," said a Hull spokesman.

The loss of Tickle leaves Hull without their first-choice back row, with skipper Gareth Ellis yet to play after damaging a foot on the eve of the opening game and Ben Galea sidelined with a dislocated thumb.

However, Ellis, the club's marquee close-season signing, could make his return within a month. He is now back in training after having the protective boot removed and is awaiting the results of a fresh scan.

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