February 11, 2017 / 8:27 PM / a year ago

Leipzig forward Poulsen ruled out for six weeks due to injury

BERLIN (Reuters) - Promoted RB Leipzig will be without striker Yussuf Poulsen for an estimated six weeks after the 22-year-old suffered a muscle injury in their 3-0 loss to Hamburg SV on Saturday, the club said.

The Dane, who has scored once this season and has started almost every league game in their incredible rise to second in the standings, had come on in the 31st minute with Leipzig 2-0 down.

He was forced off only 12 minutes later with a thigh muscle injury.

Leipzig, who have lost their last two league games and three of their last five, slipped seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich as they battle for a Champions League spot in their first Bundesliga season.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond

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