Manchester City’s international break has gone from bad to worse.
Firstly, striker and top scorer Sergio Aguero was stretchered off during Argentina’s 2-0 World Cup Qualifying defeat to Ecuador with what has been described as a hamstring injury.
Aguero’s latest setback could rule him out of the upcoming clash with Manchester United, as well as an important Champions League fixture against La Liga outfit Sevilla.
If the Argentine’s expected absence is likely to anger boss Manuel Pellegrini, the news of David Silva’s substitution after just seven minutes may tip the Chilean over the edge.
As per the photo above, the City playmaker had no more than a few touches before succumbing to an ankle problem, as a result of a tough challenge from a Luxembourg opponent.
Silva has been absolutely brilliant so far this season, the 29-year-old scoring once and providing a telling six assists in five Premier League matches, of which his side won them all.
Alongside Aguero, the rejuvenated Yaya Toure and skipper Vincent Kompany, Silva helps create a spine for City which is among the very best in world football and imperative to the team’s success.
While in Wilfried Bony the Citizens have a potential alternative to Aguero, there is no other player like Silva in their squad and all City can do now is pray it’s not a serious injury.