Pep Guardiola has confirmed David Silva will be on the treatment table for a few weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea.
Silva was replaced by Ilkay Gundogan in the 68th minute of the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge after pulling the hamstring in his right leg.
The former Valencia man is one of a number of players who will miss the visit of Hoffenheim to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday in the Champions League.
Asked about his injury list, Guardiola told Sky: “David Silva is not able. Kevin De Bruyne (knee) is not able. Danilo is not able. Sergio Aguero is not ready.
“We have 15 players available, so I can’t do it too much (rotating). We are in the next stage which is important but we have to try and win every game to finish first.”
Guardiola confirmed Silva is may miss the busy festive period but Aguero may return from a muscle injury in time to face Everton on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.