Friday October 31st, 2014

Manchester City will be without David Silva for three weeks after injuring his knee during Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Newcastle United, Jamie Jackson of The Guardian reports

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said that Silva injured the ligaments in the knee and confirmed the timetable for his recovery. 

“David has a problem in his ligament. Maybe he will be out around three weeks so he will not be available for the derby."

Silva will miss the squad's derby match this weekend against Manchester United, and he will also be out for the Champions League showdown with CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. In nine Premier League games played this year, Silva has recorded two goals and two assists with 11 shots.

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Yaya Touré injured his groin during Wednesday's match, but Pellegrini said he is optimistic Touré will be able to play on Saturday.

"Yaya has a small problem, we will see him tomorrow but I think he will not have any problems.”

Touré, 31, has one goal on 25 shots in eight games this season.

Manchester City has opened the Premier League season 5-2-2 and is in third place. They play Manchester United on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET.

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