Hearts star Sam Nicholson was left needing stitches yesterday after a head-high tackle from Livingston captain Jason Talbot.
With the Jambos 1-0 up at Almondvale, Talbot’s horror challenge ended Nicholson’s afternoon and sparked a minor on-field bust-up between both teams.
And looking back at the footage, the Livi skipper was lucky not to be sent off.
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Robbie Neilson’s side ran out eventual 3-2 winners to open up a 19-point gap on title rivals Rangers in the Scottish Championship.