Betis midfielder Mehmet out for the season

BARCELONA - Real Betis midfielder Mehmet Aurelio will travel to Brazil next week for surgery on his injured knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Primera Liga club said on Friday.

The Brazilian-born Turkish international sustained the injury in Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat to Valencia and will be out of action for around four months, the club said on their website.

Betis are 12th in the table on 37 points, five above the relegation places with six matches remaining.