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Sevilla winger Nolito out for three months after leg break

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Sevilla vs NK Maribor - Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Seville, Spain - September 26, 2017 Sevilla’s Nolito during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Ken Ferris

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