Hearts blow as Driver could miss start of campaign

Hearts may be without Andrew Driver for the start of the new season.

Driver underwent a thigh operation earlier in the summer and is making tentative progress in his recovery, leaving his presence in the line-up to face St Johnstone on August 14 in doubt.

"Driver is too early to say," Boss Jim Jefferies told the Scotsman. "He's taking it easy at the moment and he's a week or two away from stepping things up. I think he's touch and go for the start of the season."