Hibernian have confirmed that Martin Boyle's season is over after suffering a knee injury.

The Easter Road forward came off injured against St Mirren in late October with a suspected meniscus injury.

Boyle was selected for the Australia World Cup squad and travelled with the team to Qatar to monitor his injury.

Further scans revealed a pre-existing ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which required surgery.

Boyle has since undergone surgery in Qatar and has begun his rehabilitation process.

Hibs manager, Lee Johnson commented: “It has been a tough few weeks for Martin and we are all gutted for him.

“Now, it’s up to us to rally around him and make sure we support him on every level throughout his recovery.

“Short term – it is a big blow for us, but we will do everything we can to support Martin to make sure he comes back fitter, stronger and a better player than before, just like Kevin Nisbet has shown in his recovery.”

A club statement added: "Everyone at Hibernian FC wishes Martin the best with his recovery and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as possible."