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

Star of 2014: Dominic Solanke
  • Star of 2014: Dominic Solanke
  • Captain Stark on Germany's Under-19 triumph
  • Sanderson on England and Arsenal return
  • Lyon academy products making the grade
  • Who has won titles in the most European nations?
  • Penalty shoot-outs: the long and the short of it
  • Story so far: Real Madrid CF
  • Guingamp magic floors Paris
  • Fenerbahçe great Alex calls time on career
  • Gabbiadini inspires high-flying Sampdoria
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.