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

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistApril 21, 2014

Updates from Saturday, May 3

Silva is on the bench for tonight's match against Everton, according to Manchester City's official Twitter feed:

Silva was later subbed into the match, per City's feed: 

Updates from Friday, May 2

David Silva is fit for Manchester City's key Premier League showdown with Everton.

Manuel Pellegrini reported the news on Friday, per City's official Twitter:


Updates from Wednesday, April 30

David Silva is expected to return to the Manchester City squad for Saturday's huge Premier League clash at Everton.

The Daily Mail's Chris Wheeler reports the following:

David Silva is on course to rejoin Manchester City’s title challenge after stepping up his recovery from an ankle injury on Tuesday.


Silva warmed up with the rest of the squad at Carrington before training outdoors on his own yesterday, and City are cautiously optimistic that he could play a part in Saturday’s crunch game at Everton.


Updates from Friday, April 25

David Silva will play no part in Sunday's clash between Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini was quoted saying by City's official Twitter:


Updates from Tuesday, April 22

Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News has the latest on Silva:

David Silva is facing up to three weeks out with an ankle injury he picked up in last night's win over West Bromwich Albion.

There were fears the little Spanish midfield star would be out for the season and could also miss the World Cup finals after he was stretchered off, his leg in a brace, after twisting his ankle and aggravating a long-standing injury.

But after an examination today, City's medical staff are hopeful he will be able to return before the end of the season, saying he is likely to be out for two to three weeks.

Original Text

David Silva's contributions during Manchester City's match against West Bromwich Albion were cut short on Monday night, as the Spanish international was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher as he appeared to roll his right ankle.    

The club's official Twitter account first reported the situation unfolding at the Etihad Stadium:

ESPN FC saw the Spaniard leave the pitch on a stretcher, as his right ankle was also wrapped in a plastic cast:

Following the game, manager Manuel Pellegrini updated Silva's status (via the Premier League):

AS had a potential timetable for Silva's return to action:

The midfielder had been in sensational form for his squad during the 2013-14 season, as his distribution skills have played a vital part in the squad's campaign as second-leading scorers in the Premier League, per WhoScored.com.

With the Premier League race coming down to the wire, any injury to a key contributor like Silva would be a disaster for City, and with the way the player rolled his ankle, fans should fear the worst as ligament damage is never far away.

Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe thought the same thing:

Squawka gave us a key insight on exactly how important the Spanish international has been to his club:

Should the injury indeed be serious, it would be very bad news for City as well as the Spanish national team. Silva figured to be a key contributor as La Roja look to defend their World Title in Brazil this summer.

Silva's presence on the left wing and his darting runs inside pose tremendous danger for opponents, and his presence opens up acres of space for teammates, both when playing for club and country.

Against West Brom, his teammates were visibly shaken in the wake of the injury as their opponents immediately looked far more dangerous than they had all game long.

Silva will most likely be taken to the hospital to have tests done on his ankle straight after the match, so fans should know soon enough whether the Spanish superstar will be available when the team travel to London to take on Crystal Palace next week.




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