Everyone at Hibs will be hoping that Martin Boyle has not suffered a recurrence of a knee injury. The attacker had to be taken off towards the end of the 2-0 win over Elgin City with a knee problem.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom disclosed that the injury was to the same knee that required the player to have an operation earlier this year.

“We weren’t going to take any chances because it’s the same knee” Heckingbottom told the Evening Express.

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“Pointless taking any risks”

“He just felt something. He’s had bangs on it in training, but he wasn’t as confident on it so it was pointless taking any risks.”

It remains to be seen how severe the injury to Boyle is. It will be a real shame for the player if it is another bad injury.

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First-team regular up until knee injury

Boyle was a regular for Hibs last season up until his knee injury, making 25 appearances. Since then, he has been limited to two games for the Easter Road side.

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Should Boyle’s injury require him to miss a serious amount of time, it will be interesting to see if Heckingbottom dips into the transfer market.

He previously indicated that he wasn’t planning to add to his Hibs squad. But that may change after this latest injury to Boyle.

Hopefully for the player and club the injury isn’t severe. Heckingbottom will hope to have the player back in the team sooner rather than later.

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