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Bernardo Silva Injured on International Duty with Portugal

A rough end to the international break.

Sweden v Portugal - UEFA Nations League Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva limped off the pitch early in the first half while on international duty with Portugal. The 26-year-old appeared to have suffered a muscle injury while putting in a cross as Portugal faced Sweden in a UEFA Nations League match on Tuesday.

The injury occurred as early as the 22nd minute of the game and although he was unable to continue, he walked round the pitch back to the bench. That suggests the injury is not serious and would not require a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The extent of the injury has not been revealed. So it’s not clear if he will be fit on time to be available for selection against Wolves. Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez are already doubts for the game having tested positive for Coronavirus.

However, Silva was in high spirits on Wednesday afternoon as shown in a Tweet. He expressed delight with Portugal’s back-to-back victories in the Nations League as they go in search of another title after winning the first ever edition of the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st international goals to help the Navigators, secure a 2-0 victory away at Sweden.

All attention now turns to club football as the Premier League resumes this weekend. The Blues will not play this weekend though as a result of the team’s exertions in the Champions League. City’s first game will be an away fixture against Wolves on September 21.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men beat us home and away last term. Guardiola will do everything necessary to prevent a repeat of such this time around. Therefore, availability and fitness of key players will be important to the boss.