The official website for European football

Captain Hofmann to miss Rapid's Group L closers

Published: Tuesday 23 November 2010, 21.15CET
Midfielder Steffen Hofmann is destined to miss the conclusion of SK Rapid Wien's UEFA Europa League Group L campaign after the painful recurrence of a groin problem in training.
Captain Hofmann to miss Rapid's Group L closers
Steffen Hofmann has fallen foul of a recurring groin problem ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 23 November 2010, 21.15CET

Captain Hofmann to miss Rapid's Group L closers

Midfielder Steffen Hofmann is destined to miss the conclusion of SK Rapid Wien's UEFA Europa League Group L campaign after the painful recurrence of a groin problem in training.

SK Rapid Wien captain Steffen Hofmann will miss his side's remaining two UEFA Europa League games, with the German midfielder yet to recover from the groin problems which have bedevilled his season.

The 30-year-old has not played since Rapid's 2-0 victory at PFC CSKA Sofia on Matchday 3, and though he attempted some running exercises in training on Tuesday, he had to abandon the session within a few minutes because he was in too much pain. Originally slated in to return for the final two Group L games, the Rapid playmaker is now expected to be out until 2011. Rapid lie third in the section ahead of their Matchday 5 meeting with FC Porto in Vienna on 2 December.

Last updated: 04/01/11 1.26CET

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1567325.html#captain+hofmann+miss+rapids+group+l+closers

UEFA.com features

UEFA & FARE network unite to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility
  • UEFA & FARE network unite to promote inclusion, diversity and accessibility
  • Luís Figo joins UEFA as Football Advisor
  • UEFA launches anti-doping reporting platform
  • #EqualGame focus at London sports business summit
  • 2017 UEFA Grassroots Awards winners unveiled
  • Grassroots gold goes to Northern Irish club
  • ‘Football gives you freedom’: Hungarian blind footballer stars in UEFA’s #EqualGame campaign
  • Keeping competitive balance - Aleksander Čeferin
  • 13th Extraordinary UEFA Congress decisions
  • UEFA launches new #EqualGame adverts starring Hegerberg, Messi, Pogba, Ronaldo & amateur players
1 of 10