David Silva Injury: Updates on Manchester City Star's Ankle and Return

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 27, 2014

Manchester City's David Silva celebrates after scoring against Hull City during their English Premier League soccer match at the KC Stadium, Hull, England, Saturday March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Updates from Friday, March 28

David Silva is fit to help Manchester City's title charge when they head to Arsenal on Saturday.

City's official Twitter delivered the news:

 

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Manchester City's push for a Premier League title just got a little tougher after news that David Silva will likely miss the Citizens' match on Saturday against Arsenal, per David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror:

McDonnell wrote that Silva's ankle was bothering him after City's 3-0 win against Manchester United earlier in the week. City's medical staff will wait as long as it can in determining whether the Spanish midfielder will be fit enough to take the pitch on the weekend.   

Missing Silva would unquestionably be a big blow for Manchester City, as the 28-year-old is the club's best creator in midfield. He leads the team in assists (eight) and attempts the second-most passes per game (71.7) according to WhoScored.com.

City can't afford to drop any points to the Gunners, either, as a draw could mean possibly falling five points behind leaders Chelsea, while a loss could mean a six-point gap.

Getting Silva back healthy will be one of manager Manuel Pellegrini's top priorities toward the end of the 2013/14 campaign.