David Silva insists he's fine following fracture scare

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Manchester City have revealed that playmaker David Silva has not suffered a fracture after the player was taken off on a stretcher in Sunday's 2-0 win over West Ham, reports the Mirror. 

Silva was taken to hospital after a clash with West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate which led to a suspected fractured cheekbone and collarbone.

The Spanish international received around eight minutes of on-pitch treatment before being taken to hospital for scans.

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City are yet to comment in full about Silva's condition but the player himself has tweeted, insisting that he will be fine. 

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The incident occurred in the 67th minute of City's 2-0 win, and prompted angry reactions about the deliberateness of Kouyate's actions. 

Video replays appeared to show Kouyate leading into Silva with his elbow, but Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has moved to give the former Anderlecht defender the benefit of the doubt. 

"I always think that a player doesn't want to damage another player. The referee was so near and he decided he was unintentional. Nothing more happens," Pellegrini said. 

The news will be welcoming for under-pressure City boss Pellegrini, as they prepare for a vital run of fixtures which will secure their Champions League destiny. 

The former Malaga manager will hope to have Silva available for Saturday's game against FA Cup finalists Aston Villa, but this is yet to be confirmed. 

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