Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan is confident that Jonathan Hogg and Levi Colwill haven’t picked up serious injuries, despite the pair missing last night’s 3-2 win over Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Hogg was absent with an abdominal injury, whilst Colwill missed out due to an ankle issue as Huddersfield recorded a fifth win of the season thanks to an Alex Vallejo goal and Danny Ward brace.
Corberan said: “I don’t think either of them have an important injury, but both weren’t in the right condition to play the game.”
Colwill – an impressive young Chelsea loanee – has missed very little of the season so far and was replaced by Naby Sarr in the heart of defence. Sarr gave away a penalty for a clumsy challenge on Ben Brereton Diaz, leading to Blackburn’s second equaliser of the night, but otherwise produced a solid 90 minutes of football.
“Colwill was feeling something in his ankle,” Corberan continued. “Sarr, for me, played a very serious game (replacing him). We can analyse the action of the penalty, but it was not easy to defend in that moment because we were having to defend with a lot of space between the players.
“Both players that covered for Hoggy and Colwill produced a very good performance and a high contribution to the team’s win.”
Vallejo replaced Hogg in the midfield and opened the scoring on 36 minutes, zipping a shot beyond Thomas Kaminski after good work from Sorba Thomas on the right.
It was a rare start from the Spaniard as he replaced the captain. However, his evening of work was cut short by a knee injury picked up early in the second-half.
Like Hogg and Colwill, Corberan is hoping that the 29-year-old’s setback isn’t serious, highlighting just how important he could be for Huddersfield.
On the severity of Vallejo’s problem, Corberan said: “We don’t know yet, but I hope the problem in his knee isn’t important. He can be a very important player for us.”
Huddersfield round off this latest burst of Championship fixtures on Saturday at Luton Town, before focus turns to October’s international break.