Hearts midfielder Peter Haring has said he is back running following an injury lay-off.
The Austrian hasn’t played a single minute this season as he continues to battle back from a pelvis issue.
Speaking to Hearts TV, he has updated fans on where he is on the road to returning to the Jambos first-team.
He said: “The first couple weeks of my recovery was more work indoors and with the therapist. But I was out doing some really slow running and jogging.
“I have to be fit again and back in shape before I go back out and play football. That’s obvious.
“I’m really looking forward to the next couple of weeks, to be back outside running and playing football and get back into condition.”
Haring will be buzzing to have Haring back from injury
Just under a month ago, Craig Levein confirmed that Haring wouldn’t be due back for another four weeks (Edinburgh Evening News).
It has now been about four weeks and it seems as though the Austrian is making good progress. He’s out on the grass again, which means a return to contact training can’t be far off.
Haring is a big player for them when fit. From CDM last season he scored seven goals and notched three assists in 37 appearances.
It’s all areas of the park he helps out in. Whilst the defensive midfielder can make big challenges at the back, he can also find a finishing touch in front of goal.
He also has great influence over whether the Jambos win or not. In the 14 games he missed last term, Hearts only managed six victories.
They’ve only won once in the league this season and Craig Levein will be delighted that his Austrian enforcer’s return is close.