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Tests Reveal No Fracture For David Silva

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After taking an elbow to the face from West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate, tests on City midfielder David Silva have revealed that his cheekbone is not broken, which is a huge relief for a City team in need of its stars for the final stretch of the season.

Silva, whose knock and subsequent time down on the field resulted in nine minutes of stoppage time, reassured fans that his test results revealed that there was no break via his Twitter account.

While the news that there was no fracture is great for City, Silva's status for the team's upcoming matches is still uncertain. Given Aston Villa's weekend win over Liverpool in the FA Cup semifinal round, City will be taking on a team riding high and looking to strike a crucial blow towards avoiding relegation. And while having Silva available would be nice, it's important not to put an unfit player out there, which could be just as costly as not having him at all.

For now, though, a bullet dodged for City.