Scott Hogan moved from Brentford to Aston Villa on deadline day of the last transfer window, for a fee that reportedly could rise to around the £12m. However, after just four appearances for his new club, Hogan is due a spell on the injury sidelines say Essex Live.
It was a sparkling 14 goals in the opening five months of the season from former Rochdale striker Hogan that saw a tug-o-war between Villa and Premier League West Ham, the Villans eventually getting their man.
In what Essex Live are terming a likely “extended spell on the sidelines,” Villa will be without their much-vaunted goalscorer, something that the club have said will be determined tomorrow (Thursday) after the results are known from scans taken at some point today.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) February 21, 2017
For his part Bruce has said that the injury is a “nasty one,” also telling The Express that: “the injury to Scott Hogan doesn’t look good. He has gone up for a header and he has turned his ankle over.” After the injury, Hogan was applauded from the field on a stretcher by both Aston Villa and Newcastle United supporters.
The news itself that Hogan could be out for a while has met with some commentary on Twitter from Villa fans.
Scott Hogan to be sidelined – Villa fans react on Twitter
This Villa fan is looking outside of the club for answers, a reaching out to Nottingham Forest maybe?
'IF' we have no Kodjia, Hogan, Kozak, RHM, Gabby etc what are we going to do? Recall McCormack? We have no strikers #avfc
— AM-VAS Leasing (@AMVASLEASING) February 21, 2017
Villa fan Jack is obviously a little worried that Hogan and others are missing.
— Jack crawford (@Jack90_AVFC) February 22, 2017
Twitter user and Villa fan the ginger one is looking at a realistic scenario with this tweet.
— the ginger one (@mahonnew67) February 21, 2017
Meanwhile, amongst a certain sense of criticism over Villa players’ responses to the injury Hogan suffered, Villa fan AJS has a slight dig at another Villa player.
The anger is building already in this Villa fan.
— James Evans (@jamese9930) February 21, 2017
Betting site Marathonbet also say it with a gif.
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) February 21, 2017
The question is though, will Villa miss Scott Hogan should he be out for the remainder of their 2016/17 Sky Bet championship campaign?