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City suffer Silva injury setback

Published: Friday 19 October 2012, 13.13CET
Manchester City FC will be without David Silva for their UEFA Champions League Group D trip to AFC Ajax on Wednesday after he suffered a hamstring injury on international duty.
City suffer Silva injury setback
David Silva has been ruled out for up to three weeks ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 19 October 2012, 13.13CET

City suffer Silva injury setback

Manchester City FC will be without David Silva for their UEFA Champions League Group D trip to AFC Ajax on Wednesday after he suffered a hamstring injury on international duty.

David Silva will miss Manchester City FC's UEFA Champions League encounter with AFC Ajax on Wednesday after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty.

The influential midfielder, 26, limped off after 13 minutes of Spain's 1-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw against France on Tuesday and is expected to be out for two to three weeks. "We have a lot of injury problems after the international break," said manager Roberto Mancini, who is also sweating on the fitness of Jack Rodwell, while former SL Benfica man Javi García remains sidelined with a hamstring problem sustained in the 1-1 home draw with Borussia Dortmund on 3 October.

Newcomers to the UEFA Champions League last term, the Premier League champions have lost three of their four group stage away games to date, and travel to Amsterdam third in Group D. 

On a brighter note, Sweden striker John Guidetti has committed his future to the north-west outfit, penning a new three-year deal. The highly rated 20-year-old, who scored 20 goals in 23 Eredivisie appearances on loan at Feyenoord last term, said: "I've seen how the club has turned into one of the biggest in the world. It's great to be part of it, and to have a management and a club that believes in you is very important. City have shown that and I'm very happy."

Last updated: 10/12/12 0.35CET

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