Rocky Bushiri blow for Hibs as extent of defender's injury confirmed
The centre-back, who was carried off late on in Saturday’s Scottish Cup derby, has sustained a complicated ankle injury that will keep him out long term.
The extent of the injury was only discovered after the swelling had gone down far enough for medical staff to fully assess the damage.
The player, who joined the Leith club on loan from Norwich City last season before signing a permanent deal in the summer, is now scheduled to see a specialist.
Having taken time to settle in Scottish football, and win over the Easter Road support, he has played 19 games after he overcame another injury early in the campaign.
It had heightened the need for defensive recruits.
“Firstly we’re all gutted for Rocky and wish him a speedy recovery,” said manager Lee Johnson.
“Rocky was an important player for us, and we felt like he was getting better week on week.
“We will provide him with all the support he needs, rally round him, and help him return fitter and stronger than before.”
“This injury has been difficult for me to get my head around, but I have to stay positive and focus on returning stronger,” added the player.
“I felt like Hibs fans were starting to see the best of me, so I’m determined to come back an even better player and hope to see all the fans soon.”
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