Benjamin facing six weeks out

Hamburg star facing knee surgery

Benjamin: Injury blow

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Hamburg's Collin Benjamin will be out of action until the end of September after suffering a training ground injury.

The Namibia international midfielder was forced to cut short a training session on Tuesday after injuring his knee.

Operation

Further examinations have confirmed cartilage damage which will require an operation, sidelining the 29-year-old for up to six weeks.

The news is a bitter blow for Benjamin, who scored the only goal of the game in Hamburg's win over Hanover last weekend.