Hearts' Kevin McHattie out for six weeks with knee injury

Kevin McHattie is stretchered off at Tynecastle
Kevin McHattie has made more than 70 appearances for Hearts since breaking into the first team in 2011

Hearts defender Kevin McHattie will be out for six weeks with a knee injury.

The left-back was stretchered off with medial ligament damage following a challenge by Rangers striker Kenny Miller during the 2-0 win on Saturday.

Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson had initially thought McHattie, 21, could be out for up to three months.

But he told Hearts' website: "It is not good news but it is better than we had feared. We knew it was quite a bad one. No surgery is required, though."

McHattie has been advised to rest while his leg is in a brace.