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Hogg Cleared To Return To Training

Jonathan Hogg

Midfielder has had tests on his neck injury.

Huddersfield Town have confirmed Jonathan Hogg will return to training later this week.

The midfielder suffered a serious neck injury in the game against Bristol City.

It was originally feared he'd broken a bone in his neck. The player was prone on the ground for nearly 14 minutes. 
  
Now, after seeing a consultant neurosurgeon in Leeds, there is unified consensus to rule out any bony injury in Jonathan’s cervical spine. 
  
That outcome has allowed revision of his recovery timeframes, Jonathan is expected to return to the pitches at PPG Canalside on Sunday (2 April). 
  
Huddersfield Town’s Head of Medical Ian Kirkpatrick told the club's official website: “The initial information, symptoms and summary down in Bristol Royal Infirmary suggested Jonathan had a fracture in his cervical spine. However, a detailed review with the specialists we use in the area, led by Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr Jake Timothy, has added to Jonathan’s diagnosis and rate of recovery. 
  
“If there was any remote question over this, the specialists would say and we would err on the side of caution. However, a team of multi-disciplinary specialists – and an independent third opinion yesterday – gives us complete confidence. 
  
“We can now lift the restrictions on Jonathan, with the aim of him returning to full training as soon as is safely possible.” 
  
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner added: “This is absolutely brilliant news for the Club, but particularly for ‘Hoggy’. 
  
“We were all very disappointed for Jonathan when he sustained a very serious-looking injury and the initial investigation ruled him out for a long time, but some of the country’s best experts have now given him the all-clear.

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