Manchester City dealt blow as Silva faces injury lay-off

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City have been dealt a setback after it was confirmed that David Silva will be out of action for four weeks with a calf injury.

The Spaniard picked up the knock during Manchester City's midweek 5-2 Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow.

The injury means he is likely to be sidelined for five matches including their home tie against Tottenham and their penultimate Champions League group stage fixture against Viktoria Plzen.

Silva has been in fine form this season and is joint second in the Premier League assist table.

"I don't know how many weeks at the moment, but it could be three or four," confirmed Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini today.

News of Silva's injury is compounded by the fact that captain Vincent Kompany is still out through injury.

Both Fernandinho and Matija Nastasic are also struggling with knocks to be fit for Manchester City's clash against Sunderland this weekend.

"It (the Kompany injury) was diagnosed as being a five-week problem," said the Chilean. "That was three weeks ago, so he should be fine in another two weeks.

"We hope if he continues this way he will be fine."

The Citizens will also be without striker Stevan Jovetic for the trip to the Stadium of Light.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
David Silva
Manchester City

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again