Nikica Jelavic's knee issue just won't go away enough to allow the forward to start the Week 25 match with Aston Villa. The forward may get a place on the bench as he recovers.
Nikica Jelavic was supposed to be close to playing last weekend but faces a late fitness test to be available for the trip to Manchester in Week 24.
Hull City have completed the signing of Senegal international striker Dame N'Doye from Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee.
Steve Bruce's striker crisis could be easing a little earlier than expected with the news that both Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez could return earlier than expected this week.
Hull City lost the services Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez in the first half due to injury.
Hull City deservedly won at home to a weak Everton side by a score of 2-0.
Nikica Jelavic trained fully over the international break and is set to make his return from a knee injury.
Nikica Jelavic was expected to start at the Emirates last weekend but was a late scratch with a knee issue that could see him out for as long as six weeks.
Nikica Jelavic is in fantastic scoring form for Hull City this season with Week 7 seeing him score his fourth goal in seven league matches.
With three goals in five matches so far this season, Nikica Jelavic is repaying Steve Bruce's faith in the former Everton man.
Nikica Jelavic was wonderful in Hull City's 2-2 draw at Newcastle.
Nikica Jelavic's Week 2 performance wasn't great but it was the best Hull City could muster in their 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
Blackburn Rovers are holding out for the entire fee Hull City received for Shane Long or maybe even more if they are to part with prolific hitman Jordan Rhodes.
Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaijko, Brozovic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Olic, Jelavic