Hearts defender Kevin McHattie will be out for six weeks with the knee injury suffered against Rangers.
The left-back was crocked in a challenge by Kenny Miller during the Jambos’ stirring 2-0 triumph at Tynecastle, with scans showing he has strained his medial ligament.
The news is better than head coach Robbie Neilson feared, with the gaffer saying: “It is not good news but it is better than we had feared.
“We knew it was quite a bad one.
“No surgery is required, though, with rest being needed.
“He will be in a brace to begin with and will be missing for six weeks.”