Ya Konan to undergo surgery
Hanover match-winner Didier Ya Konan is out until next year as the Côte D'Ivoire striker damaged knee ligaments after scoring both goals in his side's 2-1 win over Stuttgart.
Friday's win leaves Hanover third in the table as Ya Konan sealed his side's fifth straight win in the league.
The 26-year-old has now scored nine goals this season, but needs an operation on his right knee tomorrow and will be out until at least mid-January when the Bundesliga returns after the winter break.
Ya Konan is the league's joint third top-scorer.