Ghana midfielder, Laryea Kingston could be back in action within three weeks.
The player has not played since featuring for Hearts in a 1-1 draw with St Mirren on February 21 because of a hamstring problem.
But the Hearts player was sent to Munich to consult world-renowned sports injury specialist Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt as Hearts seek to speed up his recovery before the end of the season.
Kingston's sessions with the German specialist has yielded some positives with Hearts coach, Laszlo Csaba hopeful that the player will be back in action early next month.
"Larry needs three weeks and then he can come back," he told the Evening News.
"He has started running and he is going in the right direction. But he needs a little more time before he can play.
"We need all our players for the finish to the season and I think he is an important player for us."
The Scottish believes the experience of the German specialist will be a big boost in helping Kingston overcome his injury quickly.
"He is one of the most experienced guys in the world when it comes to sports medicine," said Laszlo. "He works with Bayern Munich and the national team in Germany. He will check out Larry's muscle and hopefully the visit will help.
"His recovery has been going well and this will be another important step in the right direction."