Hamburg suffer Jansen blow
Wednesday 15 October 2008
Bundesliga leaders Hamburg will be without full-back Marcell Jansen for up to six weeks due to a thigh strain picked up while on international duty.
Jansen was injured in training during the build-up to Germany's World Cup qualifying victory over Russia last weekend.
He joins Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong on the injury list at the AOL Arena.
"His muscle tear is more serious that first thought," revealed Hamburg coach Martin Jol. "He will be out for three to six weeks."
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg are set to be without Italy international Cristian Zaccardo for the next two weeks after the defender suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Greuther Furth on Monday.
The 26-year-old underwent tests on Tuesday which showed that he had sustained a slight tear to the ligaments in his right ankle.
On the financial front, Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness says his club have nothing to fear from the worldwide slowdown which has sparked trouble at some clubs.
He told Bild: "I think German football has less to fear than the game in certain other countries.
"The lights could go out in one or two cases, but it won't affect the big players. There's no risk to us whatsoever."
The furore over striker Kevin Kuranyi's walkout at half-time of Germany's 2-1 win over Russia at the weekend rumbles on, with national team general manager, Oliver Bierhoff, having his say.
Kuranyi has apologised for his behaviour, with Bierhoff having some sympathy for the Schalke frontman.
He said: "I have seen a bit of what Kevin said and you can see how tough it has been for him.
"We can understand it, but not what he did against his team-mates. That, we cannot accept.
"He always seemed to be fine when he was with us and I wish him all the best."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger 'optimistic' of making signing, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Edinson Cavani linked
Barbarians vs Samoa interrupted by sprinklers as fans criticise lack of Wi-Fi and poor seating at West Ham's Olympic Stadium
Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2: Jose Mourinho uses forward Kenedy at left-back as frustration with Chelsea defence grows
Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2: Blues' Twitter account jumps the gun, seconds before Joel Ward goal seals Eagles' victory
Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2 player ratings: Who was to blame for Chelsea's defeat? Did Pedro impress on his home debut? Sako and Ward star
- 2 Watch the Supermoon live: How to see the brightest Moon of the year tonight
- 3 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up