Manchester City midfielder David Silva was stretchered off in Tuesday night’s Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion and there are fears he could miss the remainder of the season.
City triumphed over the Baggies 3-1 to keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table, but a recurring ankle problem could force Silva unable to participate in the club’s final four games.
The exit brings a sour note to a well earned victory, but the Citizens cannot slip up anymore if they are to make up the six points the Red have over them.
“We will see tomorrow (Tuesday) what has happened,” Pellegrini told Sky Sports.
“David played the last three games with pain in his ankle and that is why it wasn’t possible for him to play against Sunderland (last week).
“He got a kick some weeks ago and every week he has played the game with pain. It is hard to tell without the doctors giving their assessment but hopefully it will be a short-term injury.”
However Yaya Toure, who has been recovering from an injury, could return much sooner than earlier anticipated.
“Yaya, I think, can be fit for next game,” Pellegrini added.
Manchester City’s next fixture will see them away to an in-form Crystal Palace side, who have won five games on the trot and are now safe from relegation.