Scharner facing six-week lay-off

  • Last Updated: August 21 2012, 10:35 BST

Hamburg defender Paul Scharner has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Paul Scharner: Knee injury

The 32-year-old Austrian suffered a ligament tear in his right knee during training on Monday 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.