Fraser Fyvie is set to miss Hibs’ Europa League clash with Brondby on Thursday due to the knee injury that ruled him out of last week’s first leg.
The midfielder has been struggling to fully shake off the effects of the anterior knee ligament damage which sidelined him from the start of February until April and caused him to sit out the League Cup final four months ago.
Although he returned to action for the closing month and a half of last season, Fyvie continued to be niggled by the problem and it has persisted into pre-season, flaring up again before last Thursday’s clash with the Danes.
Hibs’ medical staff are now eager to get to the bottom of the issue and ensure it doesn’t continue to plague him into the upcoming season. It remains to be seen how long Fyvie will be sidelined, but it is almost certain that the 23-year-old former Aberdeen and Wigan Athletic midfielder will play no part in Copenhagen on Thursday as Hibs bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit and set up a glamorous third qualifying round showdown with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Neil Lennon’s squad are due to fly from Edinburgh to the Danish capital tomorrow morning. One man who could be included in the travelling party is defender Jordon Forster, who stepped up his bid for full fitness following a minor hamstring strain when he scored for a Hibs XI in an 8-1 friendly win at Coldstream on Saturday.