Texas A&M guard DJ Hogg out for the season with ankle injury

In SEC Basketball by Blake Lovell

Prior to Thursday’s 72-67 loss at Vanderbilt, Texas A&M announced that sophomore forward DJ Hogg will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury.

Hogg was the team’s third leading scorer and averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game.

“DJ has tried to play through the pain during the last four games, but after consulting with the A&M medical staff, DJ and his family decided to focus on his rehab and recovery for next season,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said.

His time on the floor has been sporadic since missing his first game of the season at Ole Miss on January 25. He missed back-to-back games against the Rebels and West Virginia, and only played 14 minutes in the team’s game against the Commodores on January 31.

Hogg’s injury was another negative development for the Aggies, who have struggled to put it all together this season after being crowned co-SEC champions a season ago.

Despite getting excellent production from players like Tyler Davis and Robert Williams, Billy Kennedy just hasn’t found enough consistency from his team this season.

Texas A&M will hope to win enough games down the stretch to possibly earn an NIT bid.

However, playing without Hogg on the court will certainly make that task a bit harder.

Blake Lovell has worked in sports media for over 10 years. His work has been featured on The New York Times, Rivals, Time Warner Cable, Scout.com, FanRag Sports, FanSided and many more. He currently covers SEC football and basketball for various publications.