Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has detailed some bad news on the injury front for Jamie Brandon. The 22-year-old has picked up a knee injury and will be out of action for the rest of the season.

Brandon made his first start of the league season for Hearts in the 3-1 loss to Dundee at the start of January. Unfortunately, that will also be his last, as he suffered an injury on the training ground during a bounce game.

Lengthy absence

Neilson has vowed to help the player deal with the injury, which must be a huge blow to the right-back.

“Unfortunately Jamie is going to be out for the rest of the season” he said (The Scotsman).

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Hearts’ Jamie Brandon will miss the rest of the season (Photo by Bill Murray/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“He has ruptured his cruciate, so it’s a difficult one for the kid. We had a bounce game at the training ground, and he twisted his knee” Neilson disclosed.

Set for operation soon

The Hearts boss went on to reveal that the player is set to have an operation on the ligament injury next week.

“He gets an operation next week, so we will just help him back to full fitness” Neilson concluded.

Jamie Brandon in action for Hearts last season (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Brandon has been in and out of the Hearts squad this season, but was a regular in the Betfred Cup. He also must have been in Neilson’s plans for the rest of the season. After all, he started that game against Dundee not long ago.

Now he has to deal with an injury, which will keep him out of action until next season. Neilson and Brandon will be hoping that the next time Brandon can play for Hearts, it will be in the Premiership after winning promotion this season.

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