David Silva has no fractured Cheekbone; Tests reveal

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Tests have confirmed that Manchester City midfielder David Silva did not suffer a fractured cheekbone during Sunday’s 2-0 victory over West Ham.

The Spain international was carried off in the 75th minute of the Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium following lengthy treatment on the pitch after he was caught in the face by a flailing elbow from Hammers midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate.

He left the field in a neck brace and was immediately taken to hospital for tests amid fears he had fractured his left cheekbone and there were also concerns about his collarbone.

The initial results of those tests were positive and Silva was allowed to return home on Sunday evening and it has now been confirmed that he did not suffer a serious injury, although he will be monitored closely by the club’s medical staff throughout the week.

After leaving hospital on Sunday, Silva tweeted: “Many thanks to all the messages of support, all the tests have gone well and I’m already home.The 3 points is what was important!”