Aston Villa's Scott Hogan receives treatment before being stretchered off
Aston Villa hoped they had pulled off a coup when they signed Scott Hogan from Brentford on transfer deadline day.
So far the striker has yet to look like repaying them, and now he appears to have suffered a serious injury.
Hogan was stretchered off late in Villa's 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United with an ankle injury, of which the severity is yet to be confirmed.
Hogan has had terrible luck with injuries so far in his career, already recovering from two ACL tears.
This was one reason why West Ham boss Slaven Bilic pulled out of a deal for the striker in the January transfer window, after a month of negotiations.
The Hammers may be mightily relieved that they did not pull the trigger to sign him, with Hogan's poor luck once again hitting last night.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
He has also not been in good form at all since signing for Villa, failing to score since his deadline day switch.
West Ham did not sign another forward instead, electing to save their money for the summer, and so far it appears to have been a smart move.
Here is a look at how Hammers fans reacted on Twitter to Hogan's injury...
Scott hogan being stretchered off ! Looks a bad one for him ....— West Ham Geezer ⚒ (@WHUFCGeezer) February 20, 2017
Slaven Bilic Dodged a Scott Hogan Shaped bullet. He is the One pic.twitter.com/KUl3u5CZ7N— ⚒Iron In The Blood⚒ (@TheKouyateKid8) February 20, 2017
West Ham fans still sad we didnt sign Scott Hogan???— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) February 20, 2017
Hogan looks like he's done his knee ligaments. Awful. Thankfully he's not playing for west ham— Brawley Darbon (@brawleydarbon) February 20, 2017
Not sure y this is so hard to understand, Bilic had concerns of Hogans injury record. It may have been freak but it's still an injury?— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) February 20, 2017