Van Nistelrooy misses Cup tie

Lethal marksman ruled out of German Cup clash with thigh injury

Van Nistelrooy: Thigh injury

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Ruud van Nistelrooy will miss Hamburg's German Cup second round clash against Eintracht Frankfurt through injury.

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The Dutch striker was ruled out of Wednesday's cup tie after picking up a thigh injury, the club confirmed.

Van Nistelrooy was injured in their 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich on Friday and will join defender Collin Benjamin, who is nursing a minor knee injury, on the sidelines for the midweek match.

The 34-year-old Van Nistelrooy, in his first full season at Hamburg, is the club's top scorer so far with four goals in nine league games.