Luckless Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane facing spell on the sidelines following injury in Wee Derby clash with Hibs

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BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport

HEARTS starlet Harry Cochrane is set for a fortnight on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in an ill-tempered Reserve Cup fixture against Hibs.

The 17-year-old has made just one senior appearance for the Jambos this season – as a late substitute in their 1-0 win over Celtic at Tynecastle last month – after battling an ankle complaint throughout the summer.

He was named in the starting line-up for the Wee Derby at Oriam on Monday afternoon in a bid to build his match sharpness.

But Cochrane found himself on the end of some rough treatment as Hearts claimed a 2-1 victory, most notably the heavy challenge which saw Hibs’ Josh Campbell dismissed in the second period.

He was replaced by Lewis Moore six minutes later, evidently feeling the effects of the tackle.

The Scotland under-19 international was confined to crutches and a knee brace as a precaution, however, Hearts medical staff are hopeful he could return to training before the end of the month.

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