Gilbert Fiamenyo will undergo surgery on his troublesome Â ankle by the close of the week.
The 22-year-old has not kicked a ball for Hearts this season and was hoping to be involved at some point.
Scans have revealed that the problem in the knee has not completely healed and will need a surgery to correct the torn ligament.
Funds have been made available for team doctors to proceed with the operation.
â€œWe are all set for surgery and hopefully it should be done before the close of this week,â€™ a member of the medical team is quoted by 90 Minutes newspaper.
â€œWe will reposition part of the broken bones and repair some ligament.â€
The former Heart of Lions man is expected to fully recuperate in February, 2013