Yaya Toure is set to return for Manchester City in two weeks time, according to Manuel Pellegrini.
Pellegrini initially stated that Toure was likely to miss the rest of the season, so the news will come as a welcome boost to City.
Toure limped out of the 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday after just 19 minutes, and his presence was sorely missed.
The Ivorian international is Manchester City's top scorer this term with 22 goals, and with a two-week absence he is set to return when City face Everton at Goodison park in a crucial clash on May 3.
The Manchester City boss gave the update on Toure's injury this afternoon. He told reporters: "Maybe it's not as bad as we thought at the beginning but he needs at least 10 days or two weeks to recover."
It is a timely boost for Manchester City as they still lick their wounds after handing the initiative to Liverpool in this year's title race.
And they will be boosted even further by the news that both Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero are fit to face Sunderland tomorrow evening at the Etihad Stadium.
Pellegrini has also revealed that both are in contention to start tomorrow's clash. He continued by saying: "Vincent is fit - he on the squad list for tomorrow and so is Sergio. We'll see tomorrow which 11 will starts."
And Pellegrini is doing his best to remain positive in the run, as he still believes his side can reclaim top-spot before the end of the season.
The Chilean boss said: "We still have six games more and we will fight for the title. The important thing is that we win our games, we can do nothing about the other teams."
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