Paulo reveals fears on Kyle

HEARTS manager Paulo Sergio fears Kevin Kyle’s career may be over due to the ongoing hip problems which have sidelined the striker for the last year.

The 30-year-old’s last appearance for Hearts came on January 11 last year in the Scottish Cup fourth round defeat by St Johnstone.

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“It’s a big problem and I don’t know what is the point right now,” admitted Sergio. “We have different opinions. One says he should get more surgery, then comes another saying he shouldn’t. It’s a big problem with his hip.”

Asked if he was concerned that Kyle’s career could be finished, Sergio replied: “Maybe.”

The Portuguese also admitted he is unclear over exactly when Rudi Skacel becomes a free agent, with the player expected to leave Hearts in the coming weeks.