Potential surgery to rule Nasri out for a month

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri could well miss the next month of football if he undergoes surgery on a troublesome groin injury currently keeping him out of the side, according to Sky Sports.

The French playmaker was kept out of the side that thrashed Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup on Wednesday and manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed he is not in his plans for the club’s trip to Hull this weekend.

And the Chilean boss has explained that he could be expected to miss more football after the club were prepared to let him have surgery – but fortunately joining an injury list that is getting back to full health.

Pellegrini said: “It’s serious because maybe he will have surgery in the next days. I’m not a doctor but I think he will be out for around one month.

“He was training but he wasn’t 100 per cent. He didn’t feel comfortable with what he was doing so the doctor decided that was the best option.

“Of course he’s a very important player for us and it’s not easy for us to play without Samir.”

Fernando and Stefan Jovetic are currently side lined with respective groin and hamstring problems but Pellegrini expects the players to be ready for a return to action by next weekend.

Sergio Aguero and David Silva also missed the 7-0 mauling of Wednesday but have now overcome slight knocks to respective knee and ankle problems, whilst Pablo Zabaleta has served his suspension.

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