Sevilla winger Nolito out for three months after leg break


Sevilla's Argentinian defender Gabriel Mercado (C) fights for the ball with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe ...
Sevilla's Argentinian defender Gabriel Mercado (C) fights for the ball with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) on November 21, 2017 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLER

In Summary

  • Sevilla winger Nolito will be sidelined for around three months after breaking his leg in training, the Spanish club said in a statement on Saturday.
  • Nolito, 32, has only played three league matches this season but scored and provided two assists as Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Thursday in the Copa del Rey.

Sevilla winger Nolito will be sidelined for around three months after breaking his leg in training, the Spanish club said in a statement on Saturday.

“He has suffered a fibula fracture which needs surgery and (he) will miss approximately three months,” Sevilla said in a statement.

Nolito, 32, has only played three league matches this season but scored and provided two assists as Sevilla beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Thursday in the Copa del Rey.

Sevilla visit Athletic in La Liga on Sunday as they bid to cut the gap on leaders Barcelona, who host Eibar, to four points.

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