Sami Nasri has today confirmed via Twitter that he will be injured for eight weeks following a tackle by Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in yesterday’s Barclays Premier League game at St James’ Park.
Nasri said: “Thank you everyone for your kind words and overwhelming support, i suppose its kind of good news that i will be out around 8 weeks.”
There had been fears that Nasri would miss the rest of the campaign and perhaps even the World Cup in Brazil but the Frenchman will be relieved he can still play a part in City’s title challenge this season.
He will still miss crucial games against Spurs, Barcelona and probably the Capital One Cup final before his return in March.
City’s injury list has grown to include Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko who came off at Newcastle nursing a back injury and calf strain respectively. They join Jack Rodwell and Stevan Jovetic in the treatment room.
Despite this, outgoing transfer news is in the offing with striker John Guidetti set to join Stoke City on loan although City manager Manuel Pellegrini denied reports of a deal by West Ham for defender Joleon Lescott.