No Broken Cheekbone For David Silva After Horrific Elbow
Manchester City midfielder David Silva did not suffer a fractured cheekbone when he was elbowed in the face in Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men cruised to victory at the Etihad Stadium courtesy of a James Collins own goal and a Sergio Aguero strike.
Many thanks to all the messages of support, all the tests have gone well and I’m already home.The 3 points is what was important!
— David Silva (@21LVA) April 19, 2015
But the win was soured by the blow to Silva, who was caught in the side of the head by West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate in the 67th minute and taken off on a stretcher following lengthy treatment.
Pellegrini confirmed after the game that the Spain international had been taken to hospital for assessment on a possible broken cheekbone, but City have since confirmed that tests showed no fracture.
The club added that Silva would be closely monitored ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Aston Villa.