FORMER Celtic and Republic of Ireland international winger Aiden McGeady’s season at Hibs is over.

The 36-year-old, 93 times-capped forward has been beset by injury problems since he joined the Easter Road club in the summer after quitting Sunderland at the end of his contract.

McGeady has made a mere 14 appearances for the team and now faces a lengthy period on the sidelines with this campaign brought to a premature conclusion.

The veteran returned to action in December following almost five months out with a knee concern and now his involvement for the remainder of the term is finished with a hamstring injury sustained in the 2-0 win over Kilmarnock a fortnight ago. The latest problem may require surgery.

LOOKING DOWN…Aidan McGeady cuts a disappointed figure as he comes off the Easter Road pitch. 

With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, there is now a possibility McGeady may have kicked his last ball for the Edinburgh club.

Boss Lee Johnson, speaking to Sky Sports, admitted: “Aiden will be seeing another specialist shortly and that will determine whether or not he needs surgery.

“He will be out for a minimum of four months and potentially six months.

“It’s really disappointing for us and really disappointing for him, but it’s our job to nurse him back to full fitness.”

Hibs have moved up to fourth in the Premiership after collecting 10 points from their last four games and take on Livingston in West Lothian this afternoon.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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