Scottish Premier League - Mullen injury blow for Hearts

Hearts right-back Fraser Mullen has suffered cup final heartache after being ruled out for the season with a broken foot.

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Hearts' players (L-R) Fraser Mullen, Andy Webster, Jason Holt, Dylan McGowan and Marius Zaliukas celebrate their victory, decided by penalties, against Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Reuters)

Scans on Wednesday showed a fracture in the foot which Mullen injured during Sunday's goalless derby with Hibernian.

The 19-year-old, who made his debut in the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final over Inverness, had been in line to play in Sunday's Hampden clash against St Mirren.

Mullen told Hearts TV: "Gutted is an understatement. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time, but I'll have an operation this week hopefully and then it will be all about getting back fitter and stronger for next season."

The teenager joins Danny Grainger, Marius Zaliukas, Callum Paterson and Scott Robinson in suffering a premature end to his season.

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