The 17 significant injuries suffered by Hearts players in 2019

Hearts goalkeeper Joel Pereira will be absent from this weekend's match against Hamilton after becoming the second player in maroon to suffer an injury during Sunday's match with Celtic.


It's a familiar feeling of frustration for the club and the supporters and continues a trend that's been going on all year.

An injury sustained against Auchinleck Talbot in the Scottish Cup saw the right-back miss two months between February and April.
The on loan left-back suffered an injury in the same match as Smith, against Auchinleck Talbot, which would end his career at Tynecastle.
The talismanic striker injured his knee for the second time in the 2018/19 campaign against Celtic and would miss the remainder of the season.
The Australian tore his cruciate ligament during training in March and was ruled out for ten months.
The Austrian was plagued by pain in his groin/pelvis area throughout the first half of 2019. He was shut down in July as Hearts sought the opinion of a second specialist. He is expected back in a month.
The young striker played his last game of the 2018/19 season in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Inverness, where he suffered a cartilage injury.
Morrison got himself a similar injury to Keena in a reserve game against Kilmarnock. He's yet to return to the first team but is expected back soon.
Though he would only miss two games after pulling his hamstring, the injury was troublesome enough to force Ikpeazu out of the starting XI for the Scottish Cup final.
A knee injury in the cup final dress rehearsal at Parkhead the week prior saw Lee miss the Hampden showdown. He's expected to return soon though it's been well documented he is looking for a move away from Tynecastle.
Troubled by problems earlier in the year, Wighton went down with a knee injury during a benefit match for Angus Beith in pre-season. Not expected back anytime soon.
This season started in the same vein as the previous one with Souttar limping off against Aberdeen. He should be fit to return this weekend.
Tightness in the hamstring saw Naismith taken off at half-time in the 0-0 draw with Ross County. He subsequently missed trips to Motherwell and Celtic. Expected back this weekend.
Walker will miss the next few months with a broken fibula sustained in the recent Betfred Cup win at Motherwell. The fracture occurred as the winger blocked a shot from Liam Donnelly.
The right-back was forced off in the first half against Celtic with a hamstring complaint. Manager Craig Levein hopes Hearts caught the issue before it became something serious.
The goalkeeper will miss this weekend's match with Hamilton after suffering a knock to his thigh against Celtic. He's expected to return from parent club Manchester United after the upcoming international break.
The teenager has suffered from a number of knocks and strains across 2019.
The former Hearts right-back often had to be left out of squads due to a chronic knee problem.