Manchester City midfielder David Silva will be outside for”a few weeks” with injury, says manager Pep Guardiola.
Silva, 32, picked up a hamstring injury in City’s defeat by Chelsea on Saturday and was substituted in the next half.
Guardiola explained the difficulty was”not too big” but affirmed the Spaniard will miss Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Hoffenheim.
Silva has played 14 of all the 16 league games of City this season and every one of their Champions League matches.
City also travel to Leicester because of their Carabao Cup December and confront Everton, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Southampton at the Premier League.
Silva joins teammates Claudio Bravo, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero on the sidelines, but Guardiola said Aguero has”a chance” of playing in Saturday’s game against Everton.