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Craig Gordon

Scotland number one Gordon out for rest of season with double leg break

Hearts have confirmed the nature of the player’s injury.

HEARTS HAVE CONFIRMED that goalkeeper Craig Gordon will miss the rest of the season after suffering a double leg break.

The club captain was injured during the 2-2 draw with Dundee United on Christmas Eve.

Gordon, Scotland’s number one goalkeeper who featured twice against Stephen Kenny’s Ireland team in 2022, was involved in an accidental collision which saw him stretched off with a fibula and tibia break, that necessitated surgery.

Hearts manager Robbie Neilson said: “Our thoughts first and foremost are with Craig and his young family. It’s been an incredibly distressing time for them, especially at Christmas, and everyone at the club is here to offer them our full support.

“It is obviously massive blow to lose a player as influential as Craig for the rest of the season but to be honest, all anyone is thinking of right now is about his wellbeing.

“I’ve known Craig for a long, long time and he’s a warrior. He’s faced injury adversity before and come back stronger, so I’ve no doubt that he’ll approach this in the same manner.

“For now, it’s about rest and recuperation. There is no pressure on him as he’ll get the best medical care and rehabilitation facilities possible at Hearts.

“I’d also like to thank our medical team and the NHS Scotland staff at Ninewells for giving Craig the best possible care in what was a challenging situation.”

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