Villarreal's Santi Cazorla is set for a hefty stint on the sidelines following surgery on his leg.
The 24-year-old fractured a bone in his right leg after falling awkwardly in the 3-0 defeat to Almeria at the weekend.
A statement on the club's website said the midfielder had an operation earlier in the week and has been told his recovery time could be anything up to three months.
The news is a big blow for Villarreal and Cazorla who will miss out on the remainder of the club's Uefa Champions League campaign.
In addition, Cazorla will almost certainly not be available for Spain's Confederations Cup campaign in South Africa in June.