Former Spain international Nolito faces up to three months on the sidelines after breaking his leg, the LaLiga club have confirmed.
Sevilla have announced forward Nolito will be out for around three months after breaking his leg.
The former Spain international has been on the fringes at the LaLiga high flyers this season, making only three league appearances for Pablo Machín's side.
However, Nolito impressed with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 Copa del Rey win away to Athletic Bilbao in midweek.
But his chances of earning either more minutes at Sevilla or a January move have now been dealt a severe blow.
Sevilla confirmed in a statement on Saturday that Nolito had broken his leg during a training session.
The club said he "will be off for about three months, with surgical indication, as confirmed by the club's medical services".
Sevilla, who have agreed deals for Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi and Ajax youngster Maximilian Wöber, are third in the table.
Machín's men are next in top-flight action away to Athletic on Sunday in a repeat of their last match in the Copa del Rey.
🎙@pablomachindiez on Wöber: “He might not be as well known in Spain as Munir. He's a good left-sided centre-back. Versatile, agile despite his stature and good playing out from the back. He's definitely going to help us”.#vamosmisevilla pic.twitter.com/sZKH2ZZ5Jy— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) 12 January 2019