It is five weeks since Kyogo Furuhashi pulled up with a hamstring injury. Almost four weeks since he returned for the League Cup Final and nearly three weeks since the recurrence of his injury forced an early exit against St Johnstone.
You and I have been watching football long enough to know that from the off, we are told players will need three weeks to recover from even a mild hamstring strain. Kyogo may well be superhuman, but he has not been permitted this recovery period.
A return against Hibs on Monday looks foolhardy, I would also be reluctant to play him against Alloa the following weekend. The Hearts game at Tynecastle on 26 January is exactly a month after his last outing, that should be his target.