Hibs manager Lee Johnson to miss game following emergency surgery

Johnson underwent an emergency operation to remove his gallbladder and is said to be recovering well.

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Hibs manager Lee Johnson is to miss this weekend’s game against Kilmarnock after undergoing emergency surgery.

Johnson was taken to hospital after suddenly feeling ill and underwent an emergency operation to remove his gallbladder.

Hibs say Johnson is recovering well and the manager is keen to be back in the dugout as soon as possible.

He told the club website: “I’d like to thank all the staff in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, especially the Hibs fans that looked after me along the way.

“I’m hoping to make a swift recovery and be back in the dugout as quickly as possible.

“Having never missed a game previously in management, obviously I’m frustrated at not being able to be physically attending Easter Road tomorrow.

“However, I am 100% with every player, staff member, and supporter in spirit to fight for a very important three points.”

Jamie McAllister and Adam Owen will take charge of the first team for the weekend’s game, with David Gray providing support.

Hibs could have three new faces in the squad after signing Harry McKirdy, Wil lFish and Mykola Kukharevych on deadline day.