Hamburg captain Djourou out with thigh injury

Reuters , Tuesday 25 Aug 2015

File Photo: Djourou (AP)

Hamburg SV skipper Johan Djourou has been ruled out for an unspecified period after sustaining a thigh injury in Saturday's 3-2 Bundesliga victory over VfB Stuttgart.

"Bitter blow for Hamburg as the captain has suffered a muscle fibre tear," the club said.

The 28-year-old Switzerland defender scored an 89th-minute goal to help his team claim their first victory of the season against Stuttgart.

Hamburg, who needed a relegation playoff for the second consecutive year last season to stay up, take on Cologne on Saturday.

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