Hibs rocked by injury blow
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hibernian defender Steven Whittaker has been ruled for up to six weeks.Hibernian defender Steven Whittaker has been ruled for up to six weeks with ankle ligament damage.
Whittaker picked up the injury during Hibs' weekend win over Kilmarnock, with the talented starlet now being ruled out of Saturday's derby against Hearts.
Having played in the last all Edinburgh clash, which Hearts won 4-0, Whittaker admits he is disappointed to be denied the opportunity to make amends.
''Missing the derby match is really disappointing,'' Whittaker told the Daily Record.
''It will be strange to be there as a spectator but I'm determined to cheer Hibs on.
''It's nothing too complicated and it is just a case of nursing that part of my ankle until it gets better.
''These things happen and although I have had a lot of games recently, I was happy to be playing again.''