Richard Garcia may have played his last game for City after a knee operation revealed damage to his cruciate ligament. The Australian international is out of contract in the summer, having not decided upon a extension offered a few months ago. Obviously City’s obligations to the player – described as a “duty of care” by Adam Pearson in today’s Hull Daily Mail – continue his current deal expires next month, but with him out of action until 2012, his future at the club is uncertain.
He’d had a problematic end to the season, limping off after 15 minutes in the draw against Crystal Palace, a week earlier against Middlesbrough AND the previous week against Doncaster – to his credit he attempted to play on each occasion, perhaps to his ultimate detriment.
A shame, as he’s an underrated and hardworking player…and one who must bitterly regret not signing for longer in February. Let’s hope his recovery goes well.