Garner will once again miss out, but boss Warburton is confident he will be back on the park sooner rather than later.
He said: “Joe Garner trained on Thursday morning. He was told non-contact.
“Joe Garner non-contact is you and I smashing around in suits of armour.
“He’s wearing a shoulder brace and will probably be back to full contact on Monday and I’m sure he’ll be available for the following game.
“I’m not a medical expert, but the simple fact is if there is too much damage in there the threat is it comes out again regularly, so I’m pleased the specialist is happy.
“There is a weakness there, but Joe, being the way he is, it might take something special to pop it out again.
“It might be a game early, it might not. He certainly could be at Tynecastle and likewise the games on from there.
“It is pleasing to see him back. He is a quick healer and a good pro.”