It looks like Manchester City will be without Samir Nasri for some time after he sustained what looked like a serious knee injury during yesterday’s win over Newcastle.
The extent of the damage is yet to be confirmed, but City are expecting the worse.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “Nasri has, I think, a serious injury. It was absolutely a red card.
“It’s bad, but we will see on Monday how serious it is.”
It’s difficult to argue with Pellegrini’s assertion that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa deserved a red card for his cynical foul, but we’re wondering if that’s what caused the injury.
Nasri’s left knee seems to suffer quite an awkward landing on the pitch before Yanga-Mbiwa touched him. No doubt the impact that followed didn’t help, but was the damage already done?