Sevilla have seen young Real Madrid-owned winger Denis Cheryshev sidelined for between four and six weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Russian, who joined from Los Blancos on a season long-loan late in the summer transfer window, had to be withdrawn just 15 minutes into his first start for Sevilla.
Subsequent tests carried out today, report Los Nervionenses, have confirmed that the 22-year-old has sustained a grade II-III strain in his left hamstring.
Requiring a four-to-six-week recovery period, it is a second injury blow of the season for Cheryshev, who had only just returned to full fitness after a sustaining a less severe hamstring injury whilst on international duty in August with Russia.
Sevilla also list that tests on Stephane Mbia’s suspected fractured toe sustained yesterday will be delayed until after swelling has died down, whilst Fernando Navarro faces a week’s rest after a grade I thigh strain picked up in training.