Hibs’ John McGinn undergoes surgery to cure ankle injury

John McGinn hailed his operation "a success"
John McGinn hailed his operation "a success"
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Hibs midfielder John McGinn today underwent an operation to cure the ankle injury which has been troubling him in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old has been playing through the pain barrier, knowing surgery to remove the calcified bone on his left ankle was inevitable.

Easter Road boss Neil Lennon had hoped to postpone the operation until at least after the crucial Championship clash with Dundee United at Tannadice a week tomorrow, but it was agreed that, with the pain worsening, it was better for the problem to be dealt with now.

McGinn, who is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, later tweeted: “Operation a success, hopefully a speedy recovery and back in no time.”

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