Hearts’ unhealthy luck with accidents from final season continues after it was confirmed Jamie Walker suffered a fracture throughout Friday evening’s Betfred Cup win over Motherwell.
The winger chased again to dam a shot by Liam Donnelly on the sting of the Hearts field and took the total drive of the tried strike to the again of his leg.
He was changed by Steven MacLean earlier than Hearts went on to win the cup tie 2-1.
It’s as but unclear whether or not it’s Walker’s leg or ankle that sustained the injury.
He confirmed the damage with an Instagram put up, saying he’d be out for “the subsequent few months.”
It’s simply the most recent of a number of long-term accidents to have plagued Hearts over the past 12 months.
Uche Ikpeazu, John Souttar, Steven Naismith (twice), Christophe Berra and Ben Garuccio have been all dominated out for important durations of time final season, whereas Peter Haring remians out with pelvic downside that has been a difficulty since 2018.
Supervisor Craig Levein had already bemoaned his aspect’s luck this marketing campaign, having seen Souttar, Naismith after which Walker pressured to come back off early of their final three video games.
The blow of Walker’s absence may very well be lessened considerably by the arrival of Japanese attacking midfielder Ryotaro Meshino from Manchester Metropolis.
Hearts have been profitable in achieving a piece allow for the 21-year previous on Friday.
He may theoretically slot in for Walker, though the method of him getting a visa earlier than truly finalising his mortgage deal may take a bit extra time and is unlikely to occur earlier than subsequent weekend’s journey to Celtic Park.
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