Now I may be misremembering. But I thought Hogan played last year because they were hopefull the pain was just a nagging thing. That he may have to play with it. Later they did go in and clean it up. But I thought that was a minor surgery, out patient kind of thing.
I am under the impression he is still recuperating from that scope.
He WAS considered a 2nd round talent with a bum knee. I can see them wanting to give him an opportunity. The question always is? How long does Rivera give him? A fourth round pick is not really much of an investment.
I think. As long as there are guys like Stanford and Thomas on the team, you might as well let Hogan recuperate.
from a simple 2 minute search trying a few different key words, there wasn't much to find.. All I did come across was an article about him and his coach, on his game against the Texans which says injuries had depleted Carolina's secondary forcing Rivera to activate Hogan for the game..
I read his knee was swelling again which caused him to be taken out of TC.
"I think I'm right about there. I still have some swelling, some pain sometimes," Hogan said. "But I just try to push through it and see how it feels afterward."
Rotoworld says he isn't expected to start on the PUP list but maybe more so because it'll cost him 6 games..