Hibs head coach Allan Stubbs is hoping David Gray can again prove to be a ‘quick healer’ after the revelation the right back is likely to miss the remainder of the “regular” season with a hamstring injury.
The club’s vice-captain has had a scan following a training ground mishap and Stubbs fears the defender will be out for between three to four weeks. The news comes as a major blow to Hibs’ play-off ambitions, the Easter Road side sitting in second place in the Championship on goal difference from Rangers.
Stubbs revealed: “It was an innocuous thing, David has twisted to hit the ball and felt his hamstring. We’re waiting on the results but I’d say it’s a substantial one. He’ll miss the forseeable games but will hopefully be back towards the end of the season.”
However, expressing a hope that Gray may be back a little sooner than predicted, Stubbs added: “David is one of those that if he has a six-week injury it will be four. If it’s four it will be three. He always seem to come back quicker than the norm.”