Scharner faces Hamburg lay-off

The 32-year-old Austrian suffered a ligament tear in his right

knee during training yesterday and is set to be sidelined until the

start of October.

“He will be out for probably six weeks,” the club confirmed on

their official website, hsv.de.

The injury comes less than a fortnight after Scharner penned a

two-year deal at Hamburg, having been released from West Brom at

the end of last season.

Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink is also set to be without attacking

midfielder Tolgay Arslan for around a fortnight after he suffered a

hamstring injury.