Manchester City playmaker David Silva has suffered a slight injury whilst on international duty with Spain.
Silva has subsequently left the training camp, which means he will miss out on Tuesday night's friendly with Chile, and the injury could also rule him out of City's home clash with Stoke on Saturday.
The 27-year old reported discomfort after a training session at the weekend and after being sent for a scan, a mild muscular problem was found.
A statement from the Spanish Football Federation read: "After the issues reported by the player David Jimenez Silva after this afternoon’s training session, a scan took place and a light muscle injury was detected.
"For precaution, and to avoid complications with this injury, Silva left the training camp.
"National coach Vicente del Bosque has decided not to call up anyone else to cover the absence.”
As yet, the extent of the problem is yet to be discovered, although many City fans will be praying that it isn't going to keep him out of action for long.
The news will aggravate newly-appointed Citizens manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is already having to cope with the absence of key players, most notably that of captain Vincent Kompany who isn't expected to return to action until October.
The latest addition to the injury list at the Etihad Stadium comes only a few days after Martin Demichelis, who arrived from Atletico Madrid for £4.2 million on Sunday, was ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee problem.
Silva made 59 appearances for his club last season, and he has started in all three of City's league games so far this season, notching the opening goal in the 4-0 home win over Newcastle on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.
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