Manchester City playmaker David Silva could be back in action next weekend after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty.
The 26-year-old pulled up after just 10 minutes of Spain's World Cup qualifying draw with France in Madrid on Tuesday.
There were fears he could face a lengthy lay-off but manager Roberto Mancini has delivered an upbeat assessment following the player's return to Manchester.
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