Johan Djourou is set to spend some time on the sidelines after sustaining a groin injury playing for Hamburg.

The Swiss defender, on a season-long loan from Arsenal, picked up the injury in the weekend's 3-0 win at Freiburg and will now undergo rehabilitation in a bid to be back as soon as possible.

Hamburg posted the following on their Twitter page:

Translation: Diagnosis at @ JohanDjourou is there: The IV coincides with a torn muscle in his groin area for several weeks

Since joining Hamburg on loan on the summer, Djourou has made seven Bundesliga appearances for the 12th placed Die Rothosen.

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball