Injury threatens Rapid’s ride to glory

Rapid Vienna will have to do without their captain for some time.

Steffen Hofmann must rest for around two weeks due to a muscle injury. The 31-year-old said yesterday (Thurs) it was “tough” to be forced to watch on in this phase of the season.

Rapid face Wiener Neustadt tomorrow. Leaders Red Bull Salzburg (RBS) are set to clash with Wacker Innsbruck.

The Austrian Bundesliga table after 28 of 36 rounds:

Red Bull Salzburg, 46 points
Rapid Vienna, 45
SV Ried, 41
FK Austria Vienna, 41
Wacker Innsbruck, 39
Sturm Graz, 38
FC Admira, 38
SV Mattersburg, 32
Wiener Neustadt, 30
Kapfenberg, 18