109-time Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart suffered a calf injury in Hamburg's 3-0 home defeat to Paderborn on Matchday 2
109-time Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart suffered a calf injury in Hamburg's 3-0 home defeat to Paderborn on Matchday 2
Bundesliga

van der Vaart returns to first-team training

Hamburg - Winless Hamburger SV have received a boost with the return of club captain Rafael van der Vaart to first-team training.

Arslan back, Jansen out

The Dutch attacking midfielder was withdrawn 37 minutes into the club's

Matchday 2 encounter

against SC Paderborn 07 with a calf problem, but is available to head coach Mirko Slomka for Matchday 3's trip to Hanover.

Hamburg, who have yet to score a goal this season after drawing 0-0 with 1. FC Köln and

losing 3-0

to Paderborn, also welcomed back

Tolgay Arslan

to training yesterday, the midfielder having recovered from a toe complaint. Slomka, however, will have to do without left-sided midfielder

Marcell Jansen

for the foreseeable future after the 28-year-old suffered a groin strain in training.