It seems the tweak of Jimmy Bullard’s knee is a little more serious than just a tweak. According to the Hull City official website, he’s got a small tear in his cartilage.
We’re a little confused by this episode—titled “The One Where Fulham F**ks Hull”—because here at UF we like Fulham (Deuce), Hull (for being smart about dealing with the media—and WSD listeners will know more about that), and Bullard.
If Fulham knew about the injury, then it makes sense they’d unload him during the transfer window. Bad on them if they shipped damaged goods (and bad on Hull for not doing due diligence).
But didn’t the breakdown in new contract negotiations occur well before he was shipped out from Craven Cottage (meaning that the lack of contract from Fulham couldn’t be injury related)? He made an appearance for Hull. Was he already injured when he played? Or is it just bad luck for Hull and their record £5M signing?
Bullard has already somewhat famously come back from one horrific injury which put him out the better part of a year and a half. We’ll just hope this is something he can recover from quickly. If not, we’re not sure who we’re going to have to stop liking.