Hamburg - Hamburger SV have confirmed that defender will be out of action for several weeks with a torn groin muscle.

The 26-year-old, who has started seven of Hamburg's ten Bundesliga matches this season, picked up the injury in HSV's 3-0 win over SC Freiburg on Sunday afternoon and was replaced by Lasse Sobiech after just 22 minutes. An examination on Monday confirmed the severity of the problem and Djourou is now likely to miss several weeks of action, including Matchday 11's encounter with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Find out why Sunday was a day to forget for Freiburg's Oliver Baumann on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel: