Team faces growing injuries
By KEVIN PROVENCHER
Staff Sports Writer
MONARCHS ROOKIE right wing Greg Hogeboom is expected to miss 10-12 weeks of action after undergoing successful wrist surgery Monday. The 23-year-old Hogeboom out of Miami (Ohio) was injured in a game against Hartford on Sunday, Dec. 5. Dr. Robert Heaps of The Orthopedic Center repaired carpal ligament damage in Hogeboom's wrist.
In November, Hogeboom missed eight games over two weeks with a separated shoulder.
As for other injuries, Monarchs defenseman Tim Gleason is day-to-day with an upper body injury. The 21-year-old missed Wednesday's game in Norfolk. Right wing Brad Smyth is out with "flu-like symptoms" being decribed by some as pnuemonia. Left wing Ryan Flinn is recovering from Achilles tendon surgery and right wing Scott Barney is recovering from abdominal surgery.
The five players out of action is the most the miraculously healthy Monarchs have suffered all season.