The Portuguese playmaker, who signed a bumper new contract till 2026 over the summer time, was compelled off earlier than half-time throughout Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League comeback win over Red Star Belgrade in Group G.
It was not instantly clear on the time if Silva had suffered an harm, however the 29-year-old appeared visibly upset as he trudged off to get replaced by summer time signing Jeremy Doku, with holders City responding to Osman Bukari’s shock opening purpose for the Serbian giants with a second-half Julian Alvarez brace and Rodri’s trendy strike to start their title defence with a dominant dwelling victory.
City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed after Tuesday’s European opener on the Etihad Stadium that he believed Silva would miss the “next games” together with his unspecified knock, with final season’s Treble winners due to host Nottingham Forest within the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
They then journey to Newcastle within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup earlier than journeys to Wolves and RB Leipzig are adopted by a key top-flight conflict with title rivals Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium on October 8, which comes earlier than the second worldwide break of the marketing campaign.
“He [Silva] didn’t say anything at the end,” Guardiola informed reporters. “I didn’t speak with the doctors but apparently for the next games he won’t be able to play.”
City’s ominous 100 per cent begin to the brand new season that has seen them win all six video games throughout all competitions has not been with out key setbacks on the harm entrance, with Kevin De Bruyne probably to miss the remainder of the calendar yr with a critical hamstring concern that required surgical procedure.
Guardiola has additionally been with out England defender John Stones because the Community Shield loss to Arsenal at Wembley in August, whereas midfield pair Jack Grealish and Mateo Kovacic have additionally been sidelined of late.
Commenting on that lengthening harm record of vital gamers, the supervisor added: “When now we have 5 vital gamers – actually, actually vital gamers – injured, to maintain that for a protracted time can be tough. But it’s what it’s.
“We can’t have the salaries and budgets for transfers to have 55 gamers. It can be chaos for the golf equipment and they might be bankrupt. Sometimes it occurs.”