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David Silva | Midfielder | #21

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 148

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Manchester City will once again have to do without midfield maestro David Silva, possibly for the remainder of the season, due to a hamstring injury.
The midfielder was taken off in the 40th minute against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg after feeling his hamstring and signaling to be taken off immediately. The injury came just after manager Manuel Pellegrini professed his hope that Silva had overcome a persistent ankle injury that he struggled with throughout the season. But now Pellegrini said he will miss the next two to three weeks and may not even return this season unless the club advances to the Champions League final at the end of next month. Apr 29 - 4:34 PM

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Manchester City midfielder David Silva will be assessed this week after being taken off with a hamstring injury on Tuesday night.

Silva lasted only 40 minutes before coming away with yet another injury after missing parts of the season with a mixture of ankle and calf injuries. Silva only just returned from an ankle injury over the weekend against Stoke City after missing the last three Premier League matches. But the Spaniard knee he was crocked and immediately called to the bench in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid, a 0-0 draw. Now the midfielder is in doubt to return for next week's second leg at the Bernabeu, let alone this weekend as the club will hope to have Yaya Toure back as well.
Source: Mirror
Apr 26 - 5:02 PM

Manchester City fans will be relieved to see David Silva back in action after the midfielder was cleared for the weekend.

The Spanish maestro has missed the last three Premier League games, although he did face Paris Saint-Germain in between that run of games, due to an ankle injury that has beleaguered him throughout the season. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Silva is fit to face Stoke City, which will be a welcome addition to the team ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semifinal showdown with Real Madrid. Silva is likely to replace Samir Nasri, who is not on the club's Champions League roster, as the Frenchman recovers from a muscle injury with the hope of being available to face Southampton next weekend.
Apr 22 - 2:07 PM

David Silva has been ruled out for another match as the Manchester City maestro struggles to overcome an ankle injury.

The midfielder has been subbed off in five of his last seven matches for the club in all competitions due to an ankle injury that has affected him throughout the season. Silva sat out last weekend's win against West Bromwich Albion in order to be fit to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals this week. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Silva will miss the weekend run-in with Chelsea with a double gameweek ahead. As he did against West Brom, Samir Nasri will likely get the start against the reigning Premier League champions.
Apr 15 - 1:39 PM

Manchester City will be the closest its been in 2016 to full strength in the club's biggest game against the season on Tuesday against PSG.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed David Silva and Yaya Toure will be fit to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg following a 2-2 draw last week at the Parc des Princes. Silva missed the weekend win against West Bromwich Albion after sustaining a knock to his injury-prone ankle in the first leg but was cleared by Manuel Pellegrini to return. Meanwhile, Toure returned against West Brom and played 30 minutes, coming on as a second-half substitute, after missing Week 32 against Bournemouth.
Apr 11 - 11:46 PM

David Silva has succumbed to a lingering ankle injury once again and will miss the weekend match against West Bromwich Albion.

The midfielder has already missed eight Premier League matches this season, mostly due to a persistent ankle injury that Manuel Pellegrini said has affected him throughout the season. Silva has been mostly fit in the new year, but having just played a grueling 88 minutes against Paris Saint-Germain, Pellegrini said it is time to rest the Spaniard ahead of next week's second leg: "It’s a small problem for Silva - he’s playing with this pain for a lot of games and it’s too soon for him to repeat another game so soon after the last." Without Silva, expect Fabian Delph or Yaya Toure to reenter the starting lineup while City could also opt for a 4-4-2.
Apr 8 - 2:04 PM

Manchester City have avoided an injury crisis in midfield for at least this weekend after David Silva was passed fit to face Spurs this weekend in a matchup of No. 2 vs. No. 3 at the Etihad.

Silva was in danger of missing the weekend and more after sustaining a knock to his ankle in the 3-1 loss to Leicester City last week, but will provide City fans with some relief. However, Fabian Delph has been ruled out for the next six to seven weeks after picking up an Achilles injury this week, joining Kevin De Bruyne and Jesus Navas as recent injury casualties in midfield. It's a bit risky to go with Silva this week in your fantasy team as his production rate has suffered mightily this season due to a series of knocks. For his price, he's too inconsistent to start with better attacking options around.
Feb 12 - 8:56 AM

David Silva looks set for another extended spell on the sidelines with the Spanish playmaker all but ruled out of this weekends’ crucial clash with Tottenham.

Silva was replaced after 77 minutes on Saturday as champions-elect City were humbled at the Etihad by a Leicester City side who continue to defy the odds. The defeat leaves the Citizens six-points off top-spot but more worrying is the loss of Silva who has struggled throughout the campaign due to muscular and ligament problems. "He is playing with a lot of pain in his ankle. He twisted it again today, so we will see during the week," said the Chilean coach. This latest addition to the treatment room leaves Pellegrini with seven outfield players currently sidelined. But more importantly it means City are without four creative midfielders' with Kevin de Bruyne, Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas already ruled out plus Wilfried Bony who is struggling to shake off an ankle injury.
Source: The Mirror
Feb 8 - 7:22 AM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed David Silva is still struggling to recover from an ankle injury and another knock despite playing through the festive period.

Pellegrini said multiple fixtures in the same week—like this week with Premier League, League Cup and FA Cup games all within one week—make him reluctant to start Silva with less recovery time than normal: "Now he is feeling better so I hope he will finish the season in his best performance. Every day he is improving. Maybe he's not 100 per cent but I hope that he will return soon to be absolutely fit." A competitive midfield means Silva could see some time off in order to rest him for the remainder of the season with Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling fighting for a start as well as Fernando, Fernandinho and Fabian Delph in central midfield.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 27 - 11:17 AM

While the Manchester City defense continues to struggle with injuries, the clubs attacking corps was given a major boost with the return of David Silva and Wilfried Bony.

Silva was cleared fit after missing the last six weeks due to an ankle injury that has plagued him throughout his City career. Meanwhile, Bony was fortunate to miss only one match after using the international break to recover from a hamstring injury sustained in Week 12. Silva has a chance of starting against Southampton as Jesus Navas and Fernando have filled in in recent weeks while Bony is unlikely to see too much playing time upon his return due to Sergio Aguero's recent return.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 07:05:00 PM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini ruled out David Silva and Wilfried Bony for the club's Champions League match against Juventus on Wednesday but said they could return for the weekend.

Said Pellegrini: "I hope that David could be involved in the game at the weekend. I’m not 100% sure but he has improved a lot in the last two days – I also hope Bony will be fit." Silva has missed the last six weeks with an ankle injury, but the club confirmed he will not need surgery to recover from nagging ankle problems. Jesus Navas has filled in during the last five matches. Meanwhile, Bony limped off with a hamstring injury in Week 12 and used the international break to recover while Sergio Aguero returned from injury to regain his starting spot.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Manchester City took the good news with the bad on Friday as Sergio Aguero's return was hampered by the news that the club will be without David Silva and Vincent Kompany against Liverpool in Week 13.

Silva was expected to return this weekend after using the international break to build fitness in his recovery from an ankle injury that has ruled him out for the past five weeks, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said it would be too much of a risk to let him play without being fully recovered. Meanwhile, Kompany will miss his fourth league match of the season after withdrawing from international duty with Belgium due to a lingering calf injury. With Samir Nasri also out, expect Jesus Navas to fill in as Aguero is likely to start up top, while Eliaquim Mangala comes in for Kompany.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Manchester City manager confirmed the club will let David Silva rest during the international break before returning in two weeks for Week 13.

The midfielder won't partake in international duty with Spain as he recovers from an ankle injury. Meanwhile, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph have returned. The duo do not have enough match fitness to start, but Pellegrini said they will be on the bench against Aston Villa this weekend. That means Fernandinho, Bacary Sagna and Aleksandar Kolarov are likely to retain their starting positions for Week 12.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Manchester City will likely be without David Silva for its Champions League trip to Sevilla on Tuesday as the midfielder did not participate in training on Monday before the club heads to Spain.

Silva has missed the last three weeks with an ankle injury, but Manuel Pellegrini was hopeful the midfielder will be able to return sometime this week. In his absence, City has turned to forward Kelechi Iheanacho and winger Jesus Navas. However, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph took part in the training session as they look to make their Champions League debuts for the club this season.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:52:00 AM

David Silva won't be making his return to action against Norwich City on Saturday, but could make his way into Manuel Pellegrini's plan for the club's Champions League fixture next week.

"David [Silva] is not in the squad list for the weekend as he still has some pain in his ankle," Pellegrini said. "He’s not available. We’ll see if he’s available for midweek. We have three more days and we’ll decide then." Pellegrini hinted that Kelechi Iheanacho could make his way into the City starting XI in Silva's absence while Jesus Navas is another option along the wing.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:29:00 AM