Hamburg lose Petric until next year
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Hamburg's Croatian striker Mladen Petric has been sidelined with a thigh injury, ruling him out for the last three Bundesliga games of the year.

Petric has scored four goals so far this season for HSV, who sit seventh in the league, 16 points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

The Croatian is scheduled to return after the winter break, in time for a post-Christmas training camp.