To add insult to injury, or rather injury to insult, Manchester City’s midfield powerhouse Yaya Toure was subbed off early in his side’s 3-2 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on the weekend. The injury looked serious at the time as Toure took a long range shot at Simon Migonlet’s goal and looked to be in clear discomfort. Toure tried to run off the injury but was unsuccessful and had to be replaced by Javi Garcia just 19 minutes in to the match.
Manchester City and manager Manuel Pellegrini were noncommittal after the match and just said that it was a muscle injury without revealing much else. The injury could not have come at a worse time for the Sky Blues as they look to win their second Premier League title. Yaya Toure has been their driving force this season and his 18 goals put him third on the Premier League scoring charts. If City were to win their final matches they would lift the Premier League trophy but the task will be all that much harder without their best player.
Manuel Pellegrini on Yaya Toure’s injury:
“Yaya has a muscle injury and we’ll see with the doctor [about] how many days [he will miss], he’s not so bad as we thought. He will miss at least 10 days, two weeks.”
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany looked out of sorts on Sunday and was responsible for two of Liverpool’s three goals. He was trying to shake off an injury that he picked up in the last training session but it was clear how much it affected him. He is also a big injury concern for the Sky Blues in their run in but he has been cleared to play and will feature in today’s match against Sunderland.
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