Jack Ross says the weekend will likely come too soon for Hibs stalwart Paul Hanlon.

The centre-back limped off injured during a 2-2 draw with St Johnstone earlier this week. Goals from Ali McCann and David Wotherspoon were cancelled out by a Paul McGinn double as Hibs took a point from this Easter Road meeting.

Hibernian v St. Johnstone - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Hibs drew with St Johnstone. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Hanlon’s early exit just after the 20-minute mark was a concern for fans but Ross has provided a mixed update. While the injury isn’t though to be serious, it will keep him out of this weekend’s last 16 League Cup tie with Dundee.

“I don’t think it’s anything too significant but we’ll assess him,” he said.

“He felt some issue with his groin early in the game, he was just lacking that full mobility. From the opening minutes of the game we were considering making the change anyway and obviously when he went down it was easier to do that.

Jack Ross watches Hibs vs St Johnstone

Had to make the change. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I imagine Saturday would probably come too quickly for him and it’s even then, whether we would take that risk.

“But with the next league game being the following weekend, hopefully by the time that comes around, he’ll be ok but we’ll know more over the next few days.”

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