Manchester City’s David Silva has not fractured a cheek bone

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has not fractured his cheek bone, after the Spanish international underwent hospital tests following the Sky Blues victory against West Ham on the weekend, reports BBC Sport.

Silva was struck by West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, and was given oxygen and other treatment immediately following the incident. There were fears Silva could be out of action for the rest of the season, with reports hinting he may have fractured his cheek bone, but it has since been revealed he could be fit in time to face Aston Villa on the weekend.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce played down the incident in his post-match interview, and didn’t feel Kouyate did much wrong to Silva. The Man City man tweeted the good news to his followers, and is still a key player in a Man City side likely to lose a lot of players in the summer. The Spaniard’s form hasn’t always been on point this season, but manager Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t have anybody of his creative level to pick from.

Manchester City are on course to finish in the top-four, but have put in a limp defence of their league title, with Silva and many others drawing criticism.

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