City's Nasri out for 8 weeks
13 January 2014, 19:59
London - Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has said on Monday he expected to be out of action for "around eight weeks" following a knee injury suffered against Newcastle on Sunday.
The 26-year-old France international was taken from the field at St James' Park on a stretcher with his left leg in a brace during Premier League title-chasers City's 2-0 victory.
Afterwards City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Nasri had damaged his medial ligament, raising fears the player could be ruled out of France's squad for this year's World Cup finals in Brazil, which start in June.
However, Nasri -- who was due to undergo a scan on Monday -- told his Twitter followers: "Thank you everyone for your kind words and overwhelming support, I suppose its kind of good news that I will be out around 8 weeks."