Already pulling his hamstring early on in the season, Samir Nasri has been unable to leave his Manchester City injury woes behind him since his move to Sevilla, and it probably isn’t his fault.
Back in October, we covered the news the player had to come off early against Sporting Gijon because of a ‘hamstring’ issue, with the severity unknown at the time.
Despite this, Nasri went on to play 78 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Barcelona a week later, and then he simply disappeared off the face of the earth.
The international break might have come at the perfect time for Sevilla and Nasri, allowing him to rest and evaluate the severity of his injury.
Missing the 3-2 win at the weekend against Deportivo La Coruña, as well as the 3-1 loss on Tuesday night to Juventus in the Champions League, Sevilla have now announced that Nasri will miss another week of games due to his hamstring problems.
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) November 23, 2016
This means the Manchester City loanee will have to watch the clash against Valencia in the league and the Copa del Rey game vs Formentera from the stands.
Furthermore, Sevilla have made it clear he might even miss more depending on how the situation evolves.
Could it be that Sevilla are finally learning from their mistakes and letting the player recuperate enough for his hamstring to be fully healed?
We’ll have to wait and see, but making him miss three big games suggests they might just be. That can only be good news for Manchester City, who won’t want Nasri returning in pieces.