Danish striker Mike Tullberg, currently on trial with Hearts, has ruptured a muscle in his leg, according to the Edinburgh Evening News, and will be unable to train for around three weeks.
This could hamper the 22-year-old’s chances of earning a deal at Tynecastle, as he attempts to move away from his frustrating spell, due of a lack of first-team opportunities, at his current club Reggina.
This is also a blow to Hearts, who have yet to make a single signing this summer after a prolonged search for a new manager. David Obua has agreed terms with the Tynecastle club but his move has been delayed as he waits to see if he will be granted a work permit. He was due to play during the current tour of Germany but, like Tullberg, was sidelined because of injury. However, Obua could feature at some point tonight, in the final part of the club’s pre-season tour against Weisbaden.
Manager Csaba Laszlo said of Obua: “He is fit and he can train so I hope he will be working 100% in the next few days. He must decide if he can play. If so, I will maybe give him ten or fifteen minutes but if he refuses I will not force him. He may have to wait until Sunday against Hull City.”
The match kicks-off tonight at 7pm local time, 6pm GMT.