Freddie Kanoute has been ruled out of action for the next two weeks as he looks to recover from a muscle injury.
The Sevilla striker has again been in excellent form this season having scored nines times from just 11 starts.
He will not though be able to add to an impressive tally in the next few weeks, having sustained an injury to his right leg against Villarreal.
The Malian will miss Sevilla's next Copa del Rey clash and has been forced to withdraw from a forthcoming international friendly.
Sevilla's league game against Real Mallorca will also come too soon, with his Spanish paymasters more hopeful that he could make a return for the UEFA Champions League clash against Arsenal.
Juande Ramos' move from Sevilla to Tottenham has seen rumours of a possible White Hart Lane return for Kanoute surface.
However, such talk has since been played down as Sevilla hope for a quick return for their leading marksman.