Hogg injury leaves Siewert concerned
Huddersfield boss Jan Siewert fears Jonathan Hogg may have broken a rib during Saturday's 1-0 loss at Brighton.
The tough-tackling midfielder had to be replaced by Aaron Mooy after 41 minutes of the clash, with Siewert admitting he does not yet know the extent of the full injury, but he is concerned Hogg may be set for a sustained period on the sidelines.
"Hoggy had a knock. He was injured so I had to sub him before half-time," Siewert told the Examiner Live.
"At the moment I am not sure because it was a hard knock - he couldn't breathe anymore and that's why I had to sub him early, which doesn't make it easy (for the team). I hope it is not a broken rib. It could be, but I hope not."
The potential absence of Hogg will be a huge blow for Huddersfield. The 30-year-old has featured in 22 of their 29 Premier League matches to date this term and has been a regular since Siewert succeeded David Wagner as manager.
Saturday's defeat leaves the Terriers 13 points adrift of safety and there are just nine matches of the season remaining.
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.