Stuttgart - VfB Stuttgart playmaker Daniel Didavi is expected to be out of action for at least a month after tearing a thigh muscle in Saturday's 7-1 friendly win over 1. FC Germania Bargau.

The news comes as a bitter blow for the 24-year-old midfielder, who has only recently returned to the top of his game, netting two goals in four league appearances in 2014/15, following a string of injury setbacks.

Stuttgart currently occupy 16th place in the Bundesliga standings, having recorded just one win in seven outings so far this term.