Samir Nasri Injury: Updates on Manchester City Midfielder's Status and Return

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured Columnist

Manchester City's Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri picked up an injury during April 16's 3-0 win over Chelsea, but he is fit to return to first-team action.

Continue for updates.

Nasri back at Southampton

Sunday, May 1

Manchester City confirmed Nasri's presence in their starting XI for the visit to St. Mary's.

Frenchman Looking for Consistency

Nasri was absent for much of the first half of City's 2015-16 campaign due to a hamstring injury, and his latest setback only provided further disruption to his season.

The emergence of other talents at the Etihad Stadium has diminished Nasri's prominence under boss Manuel Pellegrini, but the former Arsenal star remains a good option for the English giants and has shown excellent form in recent weeks with a goal and two assists in his last three games.

He started in 24 of his 33 appearances for the Citizens last season and scored just three goals.

With important matches coming up, including Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, Nasri can still make a telling impact on the season, but he'll need to avoid any more time on the treatment table.

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