Hull's Paul McShane will not require surgery after damaging ankle ligaments in the Tigers' recent game with Nottingham Forest.

But the defender, 27, faces a 16-week lay-off following consultations with renowned ankle surgeon James Calder.

However, Hull boss Steve Bruce has confirmed the season-ending injury will not damage the Republic of Ireland international's chances of securing a new deal at the KC Stadium following an impressive campaign at the npower Championship's second-placed club.