Van der Vaart facing 3 to 4 weeks out with injury

Rafael van der Vaart believes a suspected torn muscle in his
right thigh will keep him out of Bundesliga action for at least
three or four weeks.

Van der Vaart suffered the injury in Hamburger SV’s 2-0 defeat
at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Friday, when he went off after 32

The Dutch midfielder received a kick to the back of his thigh
during a tussle with Fortuna goalkeeper Fabian Giefer, and pulled
up in apparent pain after another tussle with Adam Bodzek.

Van der Vaart says ”it feels like a torn muscle. It’s not an
injury that you can shake off in a week.”

Hamburg has failed to score in the Bundesliga without the
Dutchman on the pitch this season. He has contributed one goal and
five assists.