Steven Naismith begins running with Hearts after injury

Hearts forward Steven Naismith began running at Riccarton today as he stepped up his recovery from knee surgery.

Friday, 30th November 2018, 12:04 pm
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 12:20 pm
Steven Naismith is out jogging again at Hearts' Riccarton training base
Steven Naismith is out jogging again at Hearts' Riccarton training base

The 32-year-old damaged knee cartilage in October's Betfred Cup semi-final against Celtic but is now back jogging after missing more than a month of action.

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He is expected to return to the Hearts first team in mid-to-late December, with the Edinburgh club having failed to score a goal since he was sidelined.

Naismith, on a season-long loan at Hearts from Norwich City, was the Ladbrokes Premiership's top goalscorer when injury struck. He has 13 goals in 20 games for Hearts and Scotland this season.