Hearts have today received yet another injury blow with the news that attacking midfielder Jamie Walker will be out for three months after sustaining an injury in Hearts Betfred Cup victory over Motherwell on Friday evening. The resultant scans have confirmed Walker has fractured a fibula in his leg.

Hearts manager Craig Levein told the official Hearts website: “I’m obviously very disappointed for Jamie, especially when it looked like he was beginning to hit the form that we know he’s capable of.

“We have a very good medical team here at the club and I’m sure they and Jamie will work hard to get him back and in peak condition in three months’ time.

“We’ve now lost three key players in our last three games; John Souttar was taken off against Aberdeen, Steven Naismith against Ross County and Jamie on Friday night so I only hope that our luck will change soon on the injury front.”