Window pain for Hogg
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ipswich teenager Chris Hogg will be out for two months after suffering an arm injury.Ipswich Town teenager Chris Hogg will be out for two months after suffering an arm injury while trying to prevent thieves stealing his sister's car.
Hogg incurred the nasty injury on Boxing Day when he was woken by the thieves at his parents' home in Middlesbrough.
The 19-year-old went to investigate and started banging on the door in an attempt to scare off the thieves.
But Hogg's force broke the glass panel and his hand and arm went through which caused an artery to open and gush out blood.
He then spent a week in hospital after receiving numerous stitches to the wound and will now be unable to play for the next two months.
"There was blood everywhere and things weren't looking good," Hogg told the East Anglian Daily Times.
"I have a splint on for six weeks but hopefully I will be playing very shortly after that.
"I have spoken with our physio Matt Byard who has given me advice but I will have a clearer picture on what I can do after I see the surgeon again later this week."
The injury could not have come at a worse time for Hogg, who has been informed he can leave Portman Road when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Hogg joined Ipswich from York City in the summer of 2001 but he has not played for the first team as it would cost Town £50,000.
Town boss Joe Royle will allow Hogg to leave on a free transfer now if the defender can find a club, after spending part of last season on loan at Boston United.