Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede out for the season with a fractured ankle

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a fractured ankle.

Gestede, who suffered the injury against Hull on Tuesday, announced the news on Twitter saying: “Absolutely gutted to be out for the rest of the season and missing our promotion push.”

It’s another blow for Gestede, who missed several months earlier in the campaign due to a ‘freak’ training ground injury which required multiple surgeries.

Boro manager Tony Pulis told the club website: “He won’t play again this season, we don’t think.

“It’s a massive blow for us as a football club. Out of all of the strikers, he’s looked the most likely to score in the games we’ve played.

“We’re really disappointed, but we’ve got options up there, whether it’s Patrick [Bamford] or Britt [Assombalonga], they have to step up to the plate.”