Cochran is the two-time Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year and the state high school record holder in passing yards and touchdowns. He enrolled at UConn in January, went through spring practice and participated in the spring game.
It is difficult to predict how this injury will impact Cochran's preseason preparation. Cochran, 18, is expected to battle with Johnny McEntee, Chandler Whitmer, Scott McCummings and Michael Nebrich for the starting quarterback spot. Whitmer had the best performance in the spring game but coach Paul Pasqualoni and his staff will not name a starter until the fall.
There has been talk that Cochran might red-shirt in 2012, but the coaches seem to want all five quarterbacks pushing each other in camp.
UConn, 5-7 last season, opens the season Aug. 30 against UMass at Rentschler Field.