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David Silva not needing Surgery according to Manuel Pellegrini

Injury hit midfielder David Silva may not need a surgery, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean manager was speaking ahead of the weekend’s game at West Brom. Manchester City could be once again without Silva in the centre of the park. Since his arrival from Valencia in 2010, the Spaniard has been one of the best players not just at the club but in the entire division. Such has been his ability to dominate games that City have relied upon him during their major titles successes in the last five years.

Now, City are having to do without Silva for most of the matches. The player has been going from one injury to another in the last 18 months. For a player who made 53 appearances in his first season at the club, making just 29 appearances in all competitions for the 2015-16 season is a major drop. His appearances have consistently been going down in recent years. At 30 years of age, the Spaniard cannot afford to spend so much time on the sidelines, as he risks the possibility of not getting a new contract at City. Recent revelations that the player has been going through several doses of painkilling injections just to get through matches is not a good sign.

Pellegrini, though, confirmed that the player does not require a surgery."No, I don't think surgery [is needed]. It's a small problem. He's been playing a lot of games with this pain.It's a kick he received with his national team that unfortunately for him he cannot recover 100 per cent. He plays with some pain, not too much, but to repeat games, in three days, for him is more difficult. At the end of the season he will recover 100% but we will see with the treatment. But no surgery," said Pellegrini.

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