Real Madrid forward Jese is set to be out for the rest of the season after suffering cruciate damage to his right knee in the 3-1 win over Schalke.
The 21-year-old Spaniard was knocked to the ground and landed awkwardly following a challenge by Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac.
“We are sad and it has affected us a lot – we have to stay positive,” said Real coach Carlo Ancelotti.
“We will help him through it and wait for him to come back next season.”
The Italian coach added: “He has had bad luck and everyone at Real Madrid has had bad luck because we will lose a young player who has been doing very well this season.
“But this is football and players suffer injuries at times during their careers.”
Jese has scored eight goals in 31 Real Madrid appearances this season and Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque recently stated that he had a chance of making the World Cup squad.
Source: BBC Sport.