Hibs striker Steven Fletcher out for six weeks!!!

Last updated : 16 December 2007 By Steve Forbes

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Hibs have been dealt a hammer blow today, with the new that top scorer Steven Fletcher will be out for six weeks.

Fletcher, 20, has just signed a new six year deal at Easter Road, making him the highest paid player at the club, which will keep him at Easter Road until 2013 after reported interest from English Premiership side Bolton Wanderers.

The Hibees forward chipped a bone in his foot in the incident leading up to Hibs penalty in the disappointing 1-1 draw with
Falkirk at Easter Road yesterday.

Fletcher had to be helped off the pitch and was replaced by French forward Mickael Antoine-Curier.

Speaking to the OFFICIAL Hibernian FC website - www.hibernianfc.co.uk - boss John Collins said:

"It is not looking good unfortunately, he looks to have taken a bad one - it might be a chipped bone on his ankle and that is obviously bad news for us as he is a key player. It is possible that Steven could be out for up to 6 weeks but we will find out for sure when he goes for a scan tomorrow. It is a real blow as he has been outstanding for us this season but it is part and parcel of football and all clubs have to deal with injuries."

A BIG blow for Hibs, but we have good firepower up front, with the superb Benji coming back from injury and the ever exciting Dean Shiels looking to get himself back in the frame.

Clayton Donaldson and Mickael Antoine-Curier will also look to force themselves into contention for next Saturday's trip to Parkhead to face Celtic.

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