Hamburger SV will be without defender Michael Mancienne for up to six weeks
Hamburger SV will be without defender Michael Mancienne for up to six weeks
Bundesliga

Mancienne out for four to six weeks

Hamburg - Hamburger SV will be without English centre-back Michael Mancienne for the coming weeks after the former Chelsea FC defender tore two ligaments in his left ankle on Matchday 18.

Double ligament tear

The 25-year-old had to be helped from the pitch in the 14th minute of HSV's 1-1 draw with 1. FC Nuremberg after being treated on the pitch having fallen awkwardly following an aerial challenge.

The diagnosis of a double ligament tear was confirmed after the defender underwent a more thorough examination. As a result head coach Thorsten Fink will be without Mancienne, who has established himself as a first-team regular this season, for four to six weeks.