Real Betis winger David Odonkor faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.Real Betis winger David Odonkor faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines through injury.
The 22-year-old picked up a knee injury on international duty last week during Germany's draw with Cyprus.
Scans have shown that Odonkor has broken his kneecap and is expected to undergo surgery to correct the problem.
The former Borussia Dortmund ace is expected to be sidelined for up to three months with the problem.
The news is a major blow for Betis as they have struggled so far this season and currently sit third from bottom in La Liga.
Betis have been linked with Albert Luque and the news of Odonkor's injury could heighten talk of a move for the Newcastle man.