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The Malian, who joined the Andalusian outfit from Tottenham Hotspur in 2005, is unlikely to play again this season because of a hamstring tear

Sevilla have confirmed that Frederic Kanoute has been ruled out of action for between five and six weeks, meaning the forward has almost certainly played his last game for the club.

The former Mali international, who is out of contract in the summer, hobbled out of Saturday's 1-0 loss to Athletic Bilbao at San Mames and the club announced on Monday that the striker had suffered a grade two hamstring tear.

After further tests, Sevilla have now revealed on their official website that the player requires at least five weeks on the sidelines.

Given the Andalusians play their final game of the Primera Division season on May 13, it now appears that Kanoute's career with the club has been brought to a premature end.

The 34-year-old arrived at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2005.