Danny Handling ends injury hell with Hibs comeback

Danny Handling played the first-half in Hibs Under-20s' match. Pic: Neil Hanna
Danny Handling played the first-half in Hibs Under-20s' match. Pic: Neil Hanna
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Danny Handling brought his eight-month injury hell to an end by returning to action as Hibs Under-20 side defeated St Mirren 1-0.

The Scotland Under-21 midfielder had been out of action since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a pre-season friendly at Berwick in early July.

After an operation to repair the damage, Handling underwent a gruelling rehabilitation programme before returning to full training with Alan Stubbs’ squad recently and was a surprise substitute for the League Cup final.

Handling played the first 45 minutes of yesterday’s Development League game won by Aaron Dunsmore’s 15th-minute strike.