Hearts boss Locke fears the worst for crocked Stevenson

Heart of Midlothian manager Gary Locke fears that Ryan Stevenson may be sidelined for quite some time.

Heart of Midlothian manager Gary Locke fears that Ryan Stevenson may be sidelined for quite some time.

The 28-year old attacking midfielder was subbed out early in Hearts’ 1-0 win over Hibernian on Sunday and Locke suggests there could be some serious ligament damage which would see him out of action for a large chunk of the campaign.

"I will probably find out more on Monday, it looks a bad one, maybe his medial ligaments,” he said.

"It looks like I'm going to lose him for a number of weeks which is a huge blow because everybody knows we don't have the biggest of squads and he is a valuable player.

"He's getting a scan on Monday so we'll find out more then. It's not going to be great news whatever happens but I'm hoping he's not going to be out too long."

 
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