Report: Manchester City forward David Silva sidelined for three weeks

Manchester City's Spanish midfielder David Silva celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St James' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on August 17, 2014
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Manchester City's David Silva is out of Sunday's derby against Manchester United with a knee injury that could see him sidelined for three weeks, according to reports.

Manchester City forward David Silva has been ruled out of Sunday's derby against Manchester United with a knee injury that could see him sidelined for three weeks, according to reports.

The 28-year-old limped off the pitch in the Citizens' 2-0 League Cup defeat to Newcastle United, following a foul by Magpies winger Ryan Taylor in the eighth minute.

The Mirror claims that Silva has had scans done at a private hospital in Manchester, which suggested that he could be out for up to three weeks.

The Spanish playmaker has started all but one of Man City's games this season.

Manchester City's Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini watches the action during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Upton Park in London on February 11, 2014
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