Nuremberg - 1. FC Nürnberg defender has been ruled out for around three weeks after tearing a muscle in training.

The imposing Swede will now miss der Club's forthcoming match-ups against fellow relegation candidates Hamburger SV and VfB Stuttgart.

Nilsson has made 18 Bundesliga appearances so far in 2013/14, scoring three goals, helping Nürnberg to 14th place in the table.