Hogg taken to hospital after neck injury

Henrietta Brewer
March 18, 2017

Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg was injured in the first half on Friday.

Shortly afterwards Sky Sports reported Hogg had suffered a neck injury but was "conscious and talking" in the dressing room and he was later sent to hospital for scans.

But Town head coach Wagner did not want to use that setback as an excuse for the defeat.

"Bristol City were strong and we under-performed", he said, via BBC Sport.

"I have never spoken about automatic promotion and we now need to use the global break to refresh and respond to this result, we are back in two weeks". In this sense, we can expect a close game, and with there being more than ever to play for going into this one, we can expect a good contest.

The result was put beyond doubt after 79 minutes when City's centre-back Flint scored with an audacious flick from Gary O'Neil's low ball into the box.

Then star striker Tammy Abraham doubled the lead just before the interval when he got on the end of a David Cotterill cross.

And four minutes later Joe Bryan's run into the area was halted unfairly by the substitute Phil Billing, allowing Cotterill to make it 4-0 with a perfectly struck penalty.

"This is part of the game, to have defeats", added Wagner.

With both teams having struggled on the road of late, many will be expecting the home advantage to be enough for Sheffield Wednesday for this one, but it's certainly no sure thing, and if you're looking for a real Championship battle on a Friday night, this is certainly one to watch.

"Alongside Jonathan, everyone at the club would like to thank the medical staff at Bristol City and the NHS staff at Bristol Royal Infirmary for ensuring Jonathan was looked after and received appropriate care".

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner checks on Jonathan Hogg as he receives treatment on the pitch.

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