The news comes after the player shared a video on his Instagram account of his right knee in heavy bracing, while he held crutches.
The 17-year-old mifielder was on the end of a bad tackle from Hibs’ Josh Campbell during Hearts’ 2-1 win in the SPFL Reserve Cup on Monday afternoon at the Oriam. The Hibs midfielder was shown a second yellow card for the challenge, while Cochrane limped off to be replaced by Lewis Moore.
Cochrane’s pre-season was affected by a number of niggles and injuries, plus a bout of injuries. He’s largely had a watching brief, playing just nine minutes of first-team football this season.
The teenager was one of Hearts’ few bright points last season, making 24 appearances, becoming a key member of the first-team squad.
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