The official website for European football

Hamburg lose Petrić to injury

Published: Thursday 15 April 2010, 16.26CET
Hamburger SV striker Mladen Petrić will miss the first leg of their semi-final against Fulham FC next Thursday after suffering a groin tear in training and is a clear doubt for the return.
Hamburg lose Petrić to injury
Mladen Petrić has torn a hamstring ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 15 April 2010, 16.26CET

Hamburg lose Petrić to injury

Hamburger SV striker Mladen Petrić will miss the first leg of their semi-final against Fulham FC next Thursday after suffering a groin tear in training and is a clear doubt for the return.

Hamburger SV will be without striker Mladen Petrić for at least the first leg of their UEFA Europa League semi-final tie against Fulham FC.

The Croatian international, who has scored five goals in the competition, tore muscle fibres in his groin during training this week. He will certainly miss the visit of Fulham next Thursday, and is doubtful for the return in London seven days later. "If all goes well, he will be sidelined for two weeks," said Hamburg coach Bruno Labbadia, "but typically this injury takes about three weeks to heal."

Petrić, 29, had already suffered from groin problems in recent matches against R. Standard de Liège and VfL Bochum 1848. "I wanted to take things slowly this week," the forward said. "Maybe I should not have trained at all."

Last updated: 15/04/10 19.57CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1476946.html#hamburg+lose+petric+injury

UEFA.com features

Women's football across the national associations
  • Women's football across the national associations
  • Celebrating the Women's EURO
  • The Women's EURO referees - a top-class 17th team
  • "Women's football hasn't had its heyday yet" - Silvia Neid
  • UEFA statement on Senegal stadium tragedy
  • New active app at Women's EURO
  • 'Big step' for U19 final referee Jovanović
  • Women's EURO focus - UEFA Direct 169 out now
  • UEFA.org merged with UEFA.com
  • Doping control officers key to UEFA's anti-doping drive
1 of 10