Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano will be out of action for six weeks, after his injury was not deemed to be as serious as first thought.
Fabiano suffered a strain to his semitendinosus muscle and was forced to come off in the 2-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
The striker was stretchered off in obvious agony during the second half of the match at San Mames after appearing to land awkwardly on his right leg whilst running, but will now return sooner than expected.
"Good news from the infirmary,'' read a statement on the club's website. ''Luis Fabiano's injury is not that serious as first thought. He has suffered a strain to the semitendinosus muscle in his knee which will keep him out of action for six weeks."
The Brazilian striker will miss key games including the weekend clash against league leaders Barcelona.