Hearts boss Robbie Neilson has provided an update on the injury status of Steven Naismith. The veteran striker suffered an injury in Friday night’s 1-1 draw with Inverness.

The Hearts skipper was subbed in the second-half of the game with a calf injury. Now Neilson has provided an update on how the 34-year-old is doing after suffering the injury.

Game could come too soon

The Hearts boss reckons that the player could miss out on this weekend’s game against Dundee. The injury might not be a long-term one. But it could be too soon for him to face the Dens Park side.

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Steven Naismith in action for Hearts (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Michael Smith suffered a similar injury against Inverness, but Neilson is more confident that he will be available to face Dundee. However, the Tynecastle manager will not know for sure until neither the end of the week.

“Could potentially train”

“Naisy could potentially train on Thursday as well, although he is more touch-and-go for the weekend. We’ll need to see how he is nearer Saturday, but I’m fairly sure we will have Michael” he said (Edinburgh Evening News).

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Hearts manager Robbie Neilson (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Neilson also revealed that top scorer Liam Boyce should shake off an injury to feature against Dundee.

“Liam Boyce also had a wee niggle after the Inverness game, but he will train tomorrow and should be fine” he stated.

Neilson will be eager to have Naismith back in the team as soon as possible. His experience could be vital in the run-in to the end of the Championship season. He is the sort of player who has the experience to guide his teammates through the rest of the games this season. Neilson will be hoping that the striker is back sooner rather than later.

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