Hibernian winger Martin Boyle is still feeling the effects of a head injury suffered against Rangers last weekend - and will miss Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with Livingston, according to head coach Nick Montgomery. 

Boyle, 30, collided accidentally with Rangers defender John Souttar during last Sunday's Scottish Cup quarter-final tie at Easter Road. He was subsequently stretchered off the pitch and rushed to hospital following a lengthy delay. 

Hibs did later provide an update saying the player was able to return home to his family that same evening. And now Montgomery has confirmed the Australia international is "progressing slowly" from the blow and will be given adequate time off to recover. 

He said: “I spoke to Martin this morning, and he’s still in a dark room, not feeling great. But he’s progressing slowly.

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“It’s never nice having a bad concussion. It’s never a good time to get injured. But going into his international break, it gives him a chance to have a couple of weeks where he can recover. 

“We’re hopeful that Martin will be back in training on Monday. But the most important thing is that he’s home with his family.

"The doctor has been out to see him, along with the physios. He’s just nursing a bit of a bad headache from the concussion. That’s something we need to keep an eye on. Hopefully we can get him back in next, which gives us two weeks to prepare him to play after the break.”