Hibs midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin has minor knee operation

Last updated : 11 October 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs boss John Collins has revealed that midfield maestro Guillaume Beuzelin has had a knee operation.

The Hibs midfielder was out for over ten months last year after he ruptured his knee ligaments. He was in for the operation just yesterday, but is expected be back in time for the Edinburgh Derby.

The 28-year-old Frenchman has been feeling pain after every match, due to loose cartilage, and Collins decided to use the international break to get him in for the op.

"Boozy" has been in fine form during Hibs super charged start to the season and it now looks like he will miss the next two games, against Motherwell at Fir Park and St Mirren at Easter Road.

The Hibs boss said:

"Boozy has had a sore knee after games for most of this season so we waited for the international break and decided to get him in for a bit of a clean-up operation.

"He had surgery on the knee last year after an injury and you're always aware that this kind of thing might happen, it's quite common.

"He was in for the operation yesterday and it should be a relatively short recovery period.

"Obviously, he'll take it easy for a few days and we'd be looking at him being out for a couple of weeks.

"We know that he will miss the game against Motherwell next week and we will have to wait and see about the following week, but we have got other options in that area of the park.

"They're not quite the same style of player but Lewis Stevenson can come in and Thierry can move into central midfield.

"Boozy has been playing well, but so have the rest of the boys and we have other players who can do a job for us."


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