Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom has disclosed why Adam Bogdan has been missing from the Hibs squad in recent weeks.
The goalkeeper is still suffering from the after effects of a head injury he picked up against Elgin in the Scottish Cup in January.
He made a few appearances on the bench after Heckingbottom’s appointment as head coach but has missed the last four games. Now the Hibs coach has revealed the reason why.
“He was still having the symptoms” the Hibs head coach told the Edinburgh Evening News.
“You cannot be too careful with a head injury but Adam has been to see a specialist who was happy while the scans came back clear.”
Heckingbottom and Hibernian should be commended for their actions. Often football can be accused of not taking head injuries seriously.
That is not the case here. The Easter Road side are doing the right thing with their goalkeeper. There is no point including the player in the squad, if he doesn’t feel able to play football.
It is far better to be safe than sorry. There has to be a doubt that the player will feature for Hibs again this season. That is more than acceptable however. Bogdan’s health comes first, and Hibs have been smart in getting the player out of the firing line.