Hearts defender Demetri Mitchell has confirmed that he won’t play again this season – meaning he likely won’t play for the Jambos again as his loan deal ends in the summer.
Mitchell was injured in the Scottish Cup win over minnows Auchinleck Talbot and required surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
The on-loan Manchester United youngster told Hearts fans it had been a “pleasure” in an Instagram post wishing them luck for the rest of the season.
“Took a few days to sink in but Unfortunately my seasons been cut short and I won’t play again this season. These things happen in football but I had a great 12 months at Hearts,” Mitchell posted on Instagram.
“Ups and downs and met a lot of friends in the process. Thank you to the fans you were great and all the staff who helped me too. It’s been a pleasure. Hearts will always be close to me! Good luck for the rest of the season.”
Mitchell has made 33 appearances for the Tynecastle side, scoring twice, and had impressed in Scotland.
The defender will now return to Old Trafford to rehabilitate and start in earnest ahead of next season.
The Jambos are currently sat in fifth place in the Premiership and face Celtic tomorrow night in a massive fixture.
With Craig Levein’s side aiming for European football, defeat by the Hoops could well end their hopes of making the Euopa League through their league position.