In a significant development for Hull City, manager Nigel Adkins has given an update on the return of Nigerian-born right-back Moses Odubajo to first-team training. The 24-year-old, who has been sidelined for over 18 months due to an anterior cruciate knee injury sustained in a pre-season friendly against Grimsby Town in 2016, participated in the Tigers’ training session on Monday.
Adkins expressed his satisfaction with Odubajo’s return, highlighting the player’s resilience and the support he received from the club’s medical and sports science staff. Speaking to Hull City’s official website, Adkins remarked, “It’s great that Moses is back on the training ground and back in with the first team group. He’s been out injured for more than 18 months, and he’s been through a heck of a lot, but we have great medical and sports science staff here and a lot of people have helped him along the way.”
Despite Odubajo’s return to training, Adkins refrained from setting a specific timeframe for the player’s return to competitive action. “There’s no timeframe in terms of when he will be back playing, but this morning was a big step forward for him to take part in the first part of the training session,” Adkins stated.
The Hull City manager emphasized the positive impact of Odubajo’s presence, describing him as an “infectious character.” The player’s resilience and determination to overcome a prolonged injury layoff have undoubtedly inspired both the team and the coaching staff. As Odubajo takes these initial steps back onto the training ground, the Hull City faithful eagerly await his return to the pitch, hopeful for a triumphant comeback from the talented right-back.