The injury bug has arrived at Hibs’ door again, this time coming the way of David Gray.
Hibs have confirmed that their captain will be out of action for ‘around 12 weeks’ after suffering a knee injury in the match against St Johnstone.
Needless to say that this is far from ideal for Hibees boss Paul Heckingbottom. He is already missing Ryan Porteous, Darren McGregor and Tom James at the back.
Some Hibs fan have reacted to news of Gray’s latest injury.
This season is a write off already! I’m ready to greet 🤦🏼♂️😢
— Michael McCafferty (@MichaelMacMcCaf) August 29, 2019
Hope you make a speedy recovery David. You're the captain who calms everything down, keeps a level head and gives his all for Hibs. You're a big miss when you're not playing 💚🇳🇬💚 GGTTH
— Jackie Cochrane (@Jax_Cochrane61) August 29, 2019
The guy plays like four times a season now this sentimental nonsense has to end.
— King James II 🇻🇦🏴🇮🇪🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@1875Hibernian_) August 29, 2019
I cant be bothered
— Leishy (@R11Loading) August 29, 2019
12 weeks of Whittaker at right back!!! Announce relegation😭😭😭😭😭
— Clark Scott (@Cscott5) August 29, 2019
— Dylan Tillbrook (@DTillbrook) August 29, 2019
Gray is a big miss for Hibs
There’s no denying at this moment in time that Gray is a big miss. He is a leader, and the way Hibs have played over the last few weeks, there doesn’t seem to be many of them at Easter Road.
Nobody has influence quite like the captain. He has been there and done it all for Hibs, from constantly brilliant performances to scoring the most important goal of the modern age for Hibs.
In recent seasons though, Gray has been a bit injury prone. He missed the first few games of this season with injury before picking up an unfortunate knock against St Johnstone.
Last season he only featured 19 times, missing 10 games through injury (Transfermarkt). The season before that he missed 21 games through injury, managing just 12 appearances in total (Transfermarkt).
It’s clear that fitness is an issue for him now but that doesn’t make him any less of a miss. Hibs have to gear up for another period without their influential captain.