Elliot Bonds is back at Hull City after sustaining a serious knee injury while on loan at League Two side Cheltenham Town.

The 20-year-old had a scan on his knee and ankle on Thursday and is set to undergo an orthopaedic review next week, as the Tigers medical staff look to put a plan of recovery in place, but it’s expected the young midfielder will be sidelined for a prolonged period of time.

Bonds, who had been impressive since moving to Whaddon Road on a season loan deal, was on the wrong end of what Robins boss Michael Duff described as not a great challenge in Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Scunthorpe.

“Bondsy, I have seen him. It didn’t look great and his reaction didn’t look great either, but until we know the facts there is no point speculating,” Duff told Gloucestershire Live in the aftermath of Tuesday’s victory.

Since moving to the Cotswolds, Bonds has started six games for Town, including the last three, coming off the bench in two others.

The Guyana international is highly-rated at the KCOM Stadium by boss Grant McCann, having previously had spells at Reading and Brentford, before moving to east Yorkshire little over a year ago.