Real Betis defender Daniel Alejandro Lembo is facing around a month on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury.
The Uruguayan stopper sustained the problem in a training session on Monday.
Tests have shown that Lembo has strained ligaments in his left ankle and will be out for between three to four weeks.
It is a real blow for the 28-year-old who was just feeling his way back to full fitness following an injury to his other ankle.
He has not played for Betis since the 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in mid-January and now faces another extended spell in the treatment room.
The injury could not have come at a worse time for Verdiblancos boss Lorenzo Serra Ferrer who lost another defender, Oscar Lopez, for a month last week.