Real Sociedad star Mikel Oyarzabal has been diagnosed with a hamstring problem and is set to miss his side's Europa League clash with Manchester United as a result.
The news comes as a huge blow to the San Sebastian outfit, with the 23-year-old's scintillating form this season playing a huge role in helping propel the club to sixth in the Liga standings.
It is currently unknown as to how long the Eibar native will have to spend on the sidelines.
What have Real Sociedad said?
In a statement released on Thursday, La Real said: “Mikel Oyarzabal has presented with tendinopathy in the proximal hamstring tendons of the right thigh.
“He has begun physical therapy treatment. A return to action will depend on the evolution of his symptoms.”
How has Oyarzabal been performing this season?
Oyarzabal has been in incredible form in the 2020-21 campaign, scoring 12 goals and registering five assists in all competitions so far.
The winger himself scored from the spot to see Sociedad finish level at 1-1 against Barcelona in the Spanish Supercup, although the Blaugrana would eventually lift the title after a penalty shoot-out.