Manchester – Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, said that there is possibility of Samir Nasri will be out for a month. French midfielder will undergo surgery to restore his groin injury.
Nasri does not play when City beat Sheffield Wednesday 7-0 in the League Cup in midweek. Pellegrini confirmed, although still practicing with the team, Nasri fitness condition is not 100%.
“This is serious because there is a possibility he will increase the operating table in the next few days. I am not a doctor, but I think he will be out for a month,” Pellegrini said as quoted by Sky Sports.
“He is still practicing, but his condition is not 100%. He does not feel comfortable with his condition and the team doctor decided that this would be the best option for him.”
“Of course he is a very important player for us and not easy for us to play without him.”
“But, I never make a player that does not exist in our squad as an excuse. We ourselves have a pretty good squad,” said Pellegrini.
Nasri following the two other players who have entered the treatment room, namely Fernando and Stevan Jovetic. Fernando suffered the same injury to Nasri, while Jovetic suffered a hamstring injury.
However, Pellegrini said that both had to be back next week.