FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan has taken some hard hits this season. But the biggest shot he’s taken came from some friendly fire in practice.
Hogan lost two teeth when he collided with Patriots tight end Jacob Hollister in practice prior to Sunday night’s 23-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Hogan described it as a “bang-bang” play.
“That was a pretty bad one in practice,” Hogan said. “I didn’t see it coming. It was solid. Although it could have been (tight end Rob Gronkowski), so I’m happy it was Jacob and not Gronk.
Hogan said he spit out his teeth and kept practicing. Then he glued them back in after the session.
It actually was the second time Hogan could have been listed on the Patriots’ injury report with “teeth.” Hogan chipped his front teeth on a hit suffered against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.
“Football,” Hogan said. “It’s a physical game, that’s all it is.”
Hogan also has suffered rib and knee injuries this season, but he has yet to miss a game and has been on the field for 90.73 percent of Patriots offensive snaps.
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