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Hull striker Hernandez ruled out of Uruguay qualifiers

Britain Football Soccer - Watford v Hull City - Premier League - Vicarage Road - 29/10/16 Hull City's Abel Hernandez Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic/File Photo
Britain Football Soccer - Watford v Hull City - Premier League - Vicarage Road - 29/10/16Hull City's Abel Hernandez Action Images via Reuters / Andrew CouldridgeLivepic/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Striker Abel Hernandez will miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Chile because of a groin injury, his club Hull City said on Tuesday.

Hernandez, who has netted only once this season having scored 22 in Hull's promotion campaign last term, was injured nine minutes into the 2-1 victory over Southampton at the weekend.

"He has been withdrawn from international duty," the Premier League club said in a statement.

Uruguay, who meet Ecuador on Thursday and Chile next Tuesday, are second in World Cup South American qualifying, one point behind leaders Brazil after 10 matches.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Tony Jimenez)

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