Hearts boss Craig Levein has been without winger Craig Wighton since last season’s Scottish Cup Final loss to Celtic.
However, the player is on his way back from a knee injury, and recently played in a reserve game. Levein has now confirmed that the player will be back sooner rather than later.
He has not put a timescale on the player’s return though.
“Craig is getting better and played in the reserve game yesterday” he said, as reported by the Evening News.
“We are running out of bodies”
“I don’t know if he will come into contention for the first team yet, although we are running out of bodies.”
Injuries really have put a bit of a dampener on Hearts’ season so far. They have not been able to put together a run of results and one of the main reasons for that is the number of injuries that they have suffered.
Form should improve when injured players return
That could change when they start to get players back in their numbers. The signs are there for Hearts than when they can get their strongest side on the pitch they are a match for most teams in Scottish football.
That was proven in the recent 1-1 draw with Rangers. Results and performances like that should give the team confidence for the weeks ahead.
Wighton is a player who can add quality to the Hearts side once he is fully fit. Hearts boss Craig Levein will be hoping that day comes sooner rather than later.