Man City midfielder Fabian Delph set for six week layoff with hamstring injury

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph looks set for another stint on the sidelines after the BBC reported that he will be out for six weeks thanks to the hamstring injury he sustained during England’s 2-0 win over Switzerland earlier this week.

The 25-year-old was forced off during the first minute of the Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley, and City boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that he will likely be out of action for the next six weeks.

“I don’t know how long it will be, we’ll see,” he said.

“I think at this moment it will be a month and a half.”

Delph only joined City over the summer in an £8m deal from Aston Villa (via BBC), signing a five-year deal just a week after commenting that he would be staying in the West Midlands.

However, the former Villa skipper was injured during City’s pre-season campaign in Australia, and was forced off during his debut against Real Madrid (via BBC).

He returned to the City line up from the bench for the Premier League clash against Everton in late August, and did the same against Watford a week before the international break.

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