£43 million Man City signing Bernardo Silva gives ankle injury update

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The playmaker picked up a sprain while on international duty but has reassured City supporters that no serious damage has been caused

Manchester City signing Bernardo Silva has taken to social media to update supporters on an injury sustained while on international duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup.

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The former Monaco playmaker sprained his ankle while scoring the second goal in his country's 4-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday, landing heavily under the pressure of a defensive challenge.

Silva's goal doubled Portugal's lead after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring, with Andre Silva and Nani securing their side's spot in the semi-final stage of the competition, though the City man played no further part. 

Silva was replaced by Benfica striker Pizzi at half-time, leaving City supporters worried that their £43 million man had suffered serious damage. 

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However, initial checks proved the 22-year-old has only picked up a minor sprain, and he was happy to share the good news.

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Silva said: "Thanks a lot for all your support messages. Everything is fine with my ankle."

Silva, who will wear the number 20 shirt for Pep Guardiola's side during the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, signed a five-year contract at the Etihad club last month.

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