Craig Levein has confirmed that Olly Lee has been ruled out of the Scottish Cup Final through injury.
The midfielder was an early casualty in Sunday’s narrow 2-1 loss at Celtic Park after twisting and catching his knee in the turf.
He’ll now face a two-month spell on the sidelines, denying him a potential squad place for Saturday’s showpiece Hampden final against Celtic.
Speaking to the Official Hearts website, Craig said: “Its hugely disappointing news for us, and especially for Olly.
“He twisted his knee on the pitch with nobody around him on Sunday and at the time it didn’t look too good, now we know that he’ll be out for around ten weeks.
“Missing out on a cup final is hard to take so Olly now has to focus on his rehab and target making a comeback for the beginning of the next league campaign.
“We’ll continue to monitor the progress of Peter Haring and Arnaud Djoum this week, and I expect Harry Cochrane to return from illness, so we will have options in midfield for Saturday’s game.”