Spain star is now a doubt for the title run-in.
Manchester City are set to find out on Wednesday the full extent of the ankle injury picked up by key midfielder David Silva against struggling West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday night, according to reports in the Independent.
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The hugely influential Spain international was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of the club’s 3-1 win over the west Midlands outfit at Eastlands earlier this week with what looked at the time to be a serious ankle injury that could have even threatened the playmaker’s involvement in this summer’s Fifa World Cup final for the holders.
In fact, Silva has actually been playing through the pain barrier with an ankle problem for the past few weeks, with the 28-year-old being forced to have pain-killing injections prior to games just to enable him to play.
However, it is still not certain whether Silva’s latest setback is simply a recurrence of his long-standing ankle problem, or as some have suggested of late, just a twist of his ankle.
Either way, though, it now seems highly unlikely that Silva will be fit enough to feature at Crystal Palace on Sunday.