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City sweat on David Silva injury

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Manchester City face an anxious wait to find out if David Silva will be fit to face Ajax next week after limping out of Spain's match against France on Tuesday evening.

According to the Guardian, Silva is an injury doubt for City's trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, and for the Champions League tie against Ajax on Wednesday evening.

Silva limped off after only 12 minutes of Spain's World Cup qualifying match against France with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.

Depending on the severity of the injury, Silva could miss Saturday's Premier League fixture, but Roberto Mancini's bigger concern is likely to be City's must-win match against Ajax the following week.

After a morale-sapping defeat to Real Madrid, and escaping with a draw at home to Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City desperately need three points against the Dutch champions.

Ajax, on paper, are the group's weakest competitors, but they possess enough talent to pose the Premier League champions real problems. Cristian Eriksen in particular is a playmaker in the mould of David Silva, and City will need to keep the Dane quiet.

There was some good news for Mancini after the international break, as City captain Vincent Kompany emerged unscathed from 90 minutes for Belgium. The former-Hamburg centre-back had missed City's last fixture, a 3-0 victory over Sunderland, with a calf complaint.

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