David Silva Injury: Updates on Manchester City Midfielder's Ankle and Return

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured Columnist

Manchester City's David Silva sits on the pitch after being injured during the English League Cup soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester City playmaker David Silva suffered an ankle injury during the Feb. 6 defeat to Leicester City, but he made a swift recovery.

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Silva Back vs. Tottenham

Sunday, Feb. 14

The Spaniard was named in City's starting XI to face Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium.

City's Attack Boosted by Visionary Silva

Silva has been in excellent form this season as City have battled at the top end of the Premier League table, consistently providing goals and assists for the Sky Blues.

The creative schemer has continued to be manager Manuel Pellegrini's main man behind striker Sergio Aguero, despite the big-money summer arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.

City look a different team without Silva; his absence has previously seen them suffer as a result. 

Pellegrini has plenty of credible options to play in place of Silva when he's unavailable—but no individual at City performs his role as well as the Spaniard. He is an inspiration to the whole team. If he stays fit, City will fancy their chances of landing another Premier League title.