Sevilla's Michael Krohn-Dehli out at least seven months with broken knee

Sevilla midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli will be sidelined for at least seven months after undergoing surgery on a broken left knee.

The Denmark midfielder suffered the gruesome injury on Thursday during the 2-2 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League semifinals.

He was carried off the pitch in the 73rd minute, less than 15 minutes after going on as a substitute.

The operation took place on Friday once the team had returned to Spain.

The club thanked supporters for wishing the 32-year-old well after his injury.

Sevilla, the two-time defending Europa League champions, will host the return leg of their semifinal next week.

Krohn-Dehli joined Sevilla at the start of this season from fellow Spanish club Celta Vigo.