By: Hibernian Media on 30 Jul, 2019 18:19
Following an initial scan of the knee injury he sustained in Friday’s Betfred Cup win over Elgin City, Martin Boyle is likely to be out of action for the foreseeable future.
Martin will undergo surgery and receive the full support of everyone at Hibernian Football Club as he works his way back towards full fitness.
The popular winger has only just returned from a lay-off after sustaining a similar knock on international duty with Australia back in January in what was their final warm-up match for the Asian Cup.
Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom said: “We are all really disappointed with the news.
“It is the last thing that we wanted after seeing Boyler work so hard in the months that we have been here trying to return to action.
“However, as always, he has put a brave face on it and has already put things into perspective.
“He will get fantastic support once again during his lay off and will be supporting the rest of the boys as always.”
Martin added: “There’s no doubting it’s a blow because I put everything into my recovery in the last few months.
“The positive is that I know what the rehabilitation entails, and I’m just determined to do things properly and get back to the level I know I can get to.
“The staff have been brilliant with me, as have the rest of the boys in the dressing room.
“I’m gutted it will be a while before I’m back out there with them again, but I’ll be making sure my voice is still heard around HTC. They’re not getting rid of me that easily!
“I’d also like to thank all the supporters who have sent me words of support since Friday.
“Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m able to pay them back.”