Hamilton's James Gibson suffers third knee injury

James Gibson
Gibson has now suffered a third career-threatening injury to his knee

Hamilton defender James Gibson has suffered another knee injury during a reserve match against Hearts.

The 22-year-old was injured in pre-season training last year, but returned following surgery then had a recurrence of the injury in April.

He played in the first half of a recent match and suffered another injury to same knee shortly before half-time.

Manager Billy Reid commented, "I'm absolutely gutted for James. I really feel for him."

Gibson, who had become a regular starter for Hamilton at the end of the 2008/09 Scottish Premier League season, failed to make an appearance during the last campaign after suffering his injury while training.

Hamilton have received results of a scan on Gibson's injury and confirmed that he has suffered a medial collateral ligament strain, torn cartilage and bone brusing.

A club statement said: "The anterior cruciate graft appears at this time to be intact but query a partial sprain.

"The player was warned of the potential risks of surgery after his previous operation."

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