Hearts full-back Danny Grainger out for three months with knee injury
Hearts have confirmed that Danny Grainger picked up a serious knee injury against Motherwell at the weekend.
Last Updated: 27/11/12 1:38pm
The former St Johnstone and Dundee United defender was forced to leave the field against Motherwell after collapsing to the ground in agony.
Hearts boss John McGlynn confirmed he had suffered a partial tear to his anterior cruciate ligament and expects to be without him until at least the early part of next year.
"We're hoping he's not going to need surgery," he said. "I'm gutted for Danny that he's going to miss a good part of the season.
"It's a shame. He's a good lad and he's been a good professional. He's one of our top goalscorers this season with three goals from left-back, which is an excellent return."