Hibs manager Jack Ross has given an update on Kyle Magennis’ injury after the midfielder tries to overcome a groin injury that’s left him on the sidelines since September, admitting the former St Mirren star is “still not close” to a return.

Magennis limped out of the 1-0 win over St Johnstone in September when he was replaced at half-time, sparking a losing streak that saw the Cabbage slide down the Premiership table in his absence.

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Magennis made an impressive start to life as a Hibs player (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

After two months out, Ross is still no clearer on when he’s likely to see his summer signing return to action after Magennis only recently started doing some light running.

“Kyle Magennis remains out. He’s still not close. It’s hugely frustrating for him and for me,” Ross said.

“There’s been little signs of progression but at the moment there’s nothing imminent regarding a return date.”

Magennis is now almost certain to miss the League Cup final in a little over a week’s time as the Easter Road side look to get their hands on the first piece of silverware of the season.

The midfielder made an impressive start following his move to Easter Road, with two goals in Hibernian’s first two Premiership fixtures and remaining unbeaten domestically until his injury forced him out of the side.

With the winter break rapidly approaching, Hibs will be hoping Magennis is fit to return in the new year with Jack Ross’ side kicking 2022 off with a derby before a couple of weeks off.

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