Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo hopes Andrew Driver will be fit enough to make his England Under-21 debut this summer.
Driver, who played for Scotland at schoolboy level, has been picked in Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad for the eight-team European Under-21 Championship finals in Sweden. The winger has not played since May 7 because of a nerve problem in his back and has been receiving intensive treatment.
Laszlo said: "Driver is going for treatment every day and we hope he will be okay."
"At the moment, he has good development but we don't like to push a player in a situation where he could be injured," he added.
"We don't want to bring him into a risk situation."
England leave for a training camp in Spain next week before a friendly against Azerbaijan in Milton Keynes on June 8. They face Finland, Spain and Germany in their group at the finals.
Driver was born in Oldham but grew up in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Football Association were keen to put an agreement in place which would have allowed him to play for Scotland but Pearce has beaten them to the punch.