Hearts blow as Driver could miss start of campaign

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

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."