Stuttgart striker Cacau will be out until the new year after damaging shoulder ligaments in the 3-1 win over Wolfsburg .

Shortly after putting his side 2-0 up, the Brazilian fell badly during a challenge with Wolfsburg defender Sergei Karimov and tore three ligaments in his left shoulder.

He has been ordered to rest for eight weeks, which also makes him a doubt for the start of the second half of the season in February.

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