HIBS winger Alex Harris has taken a step closer to a return to fitness after having surgery to remove two pins from his broken right ankle.
The news that the 19-year old, who has been out of action since the beginning of August, went under the knife will come as a boost to manager Pat Fenlon.
There had been high hopes that the 18-year-old would make a real impression at Easter Road this season, having burst onto the first-team scene towards the end of the last campaign.
However, any thoughts of Harris making an impact on Fenlon’s side were left in tatters after he suffered the injury in the first game of the season against Motherwell.
Harris sustained the injury in a challenge with Well’s Shaun Hutchinson and, although initial scans suggested that there was no break, follow-up assesments a few days later after the swelling had gone down confirmed that there was indeed a fracture.
While Harris still faces a lengthy comeback trail, Fenlon will be delighted to see the young player moving on to the next stage of his recovery process.