Crocked Hibs star Jordon Forster was today seeing a specialist with the hope he’ll get the green light to step up his comeback bid.
The defender has missed the Easter Road club’s last five matches since breaking a bone in his foot last month. But, provided today brings good news, the 21-year-old is aiming to be back by the middle of next month, with a return against Alloa at home on December 13 a possible target date.
Forster’s injury, a broken fifth metatarsal on the outside of his right foot, required an operation to insert a pin to hold the bone, with everything having gone to plan thus far.
He said: “It was a freak accident in training. There was no-one near me when I rolled my ankle, something that eight, nine times out of ten results in nothing happening. But this time I felt a crack. I tried to run it off but obviously I couldn’t.
“Usually you’d expect ligament or tendon problems rather than a break but perhaps it’s been a bit of a blessing in disguise as something like that would have taken a bit longer to heal.
“When it first happened I targeted mid-December. Everything has gone pretty well, there’s not been any hiccups or setbacks as yet so it’s still looking as if that’s when I’ll be back.
“I’m having another scan today and if it goes well with the specialist then hopefully another couple of weeks of full training and I’ll be fully fit. I’ve been working closely with the medical and fitness staff at the club and it will primarily be up to them as to when I will be ready.
“Hopefully I’ll be able to join the squad in the next couple of weeks. It’s been very frustrating to be out.”