Hearts boss Craig Levein has confirmed that two more Hearts stars are suffering with injury and will miss this week’s match with Livingston at least.
Levein already has a load of injuries to handle, with key stars like Steven Naismith, Peter Haring, John Souttar, Jamie Walker, Craig Halkett and Conor Washington to name a few all still crocked.
He’s confirmed though that Jake Mulraney and Aidy White will miss the weekend’s trip to Livingston and that Irishman Mulraney will be missing for a longer period of time.
The Hearts boss told the Daily Record: “Unfortunately we’ve lost Aidy White, he picked up a knock. The ball hit him in the face and he got a concussion. He’s following the protocol for concussion and he won’t be available for this weekend.
“Mulraney has damaged his ankle ligaments in a tackle at the end of the match. He’s out for four-six weeks.”
Some Hearts stars are slowly returning from injury
White’s absence isn’t too bad. He simply has to follow the concussion protocols and if all goes well, he should be available for selection against St Johnstone next Wednesday.
Mulraney’s injury though is another blow for Levein. Already his numbers out on the flanks are scarce, so to lose his main left winger for at least a month will be a sore one to take.
There is some good news though too. Levein also confirmed that Craig Wighton and Callumn Morrison will be available for selection against Livi whilst other stars are recovering, ‘albeit slowly,’ according to the Jambos boss.
He could have been doing without losing another couple of stars for this weekend though as Hearts looks to build on last week’s 1-1 draw with Rangers.