Hull forward Craig Fagan may consider taking legal action against Newcastle's Danny Guthrie over the tackle that broke his leg.
Guthrie was sent off for hacking down Fagan in a crude challenge late in Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter at St James' Park.
Hull chairman Paul Duffen, quoted in the Daily Mirror, said: "I wouldn't want to prejudice any potential further action from Craig, yet what I will say is that he has the club's full support on this matter."
He added: "This is the sort of incident that, had it happened in the street, would have been regarded as common assault.
"We will be sitting down with him and discussing what to do, what decision or what action he might want to take.
"The timing of it for Craig and the implications, short term, for his career could be significant.
"He was in the team, playing well and you have to take into account his earning ability in terms of performance bonuses and things like that."
Fagan, signed from Derby this summer after a successful loan spell last season, could be out of action for up to three months.
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