Stuttgart – The VfB Stuttgart must in the relegation battle Bundesliga get by without defender Pascal Stenzel (26) for the time being.
The 26-year-old tore a muscle fiber in his thigh in the home game against 1. FC Köln (3-0) last Saturday, as the Swabians announced on Tuesday.
Stenzel will be out for two to three weeks, it said. The full-back was only substituted on in the closing stages of the game.
Next Saturday (6.30 p.m. / Sky) VfB is at the bottom of the table FC Schalke 04 to guest.