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Yaya Toure

30-Year-Old Midfielder     Manchester City  Premier      Full Name: Gnegneri Yaya Toure

Ivory Coast

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  4/27/2014
Birthdate:  May 13, 1983    Birthplace:  Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
Nationality:  Ivory Coast    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  174 lbs    

April 15, 2014    Yaya Toure News

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The injury Toure suffered Sunday against Liverpool is not as severe as initially believed, and he could return in two weeks, according to Sky Sports. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said "Yaya has a muscle injury and we'll see how it is. Maybe it's not as bad as we thought at the beginning but he needs at least ten days or 10 weeks to recover."

The initial speculation was that Toure may miss the rest of the Premier League season, so any talk of returning in two weeks is certainly encouraging. City will probably consider rushing him back, although in a World Cup year, he might be hard pressed to agree.

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Yaya Toure: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

April 14, 2014

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Toure could miss the rest of the Premier League season due to the injury he suffered in Sunday's match against Liverpool at Anfield, the Daily Mail reports. "It will be difficult for Yaya Toure to finish playing this season," manager Manuel Pellegrini said after the match.

Toure still has to undergo scans to determine the severity of the injury, but this would be a huge blow for City and for fantasy owners. Toure is third in the Premier League with 18 goals this season, trailing only Luis Suarez (29) and Daniel Sturridge (20).

April 13, 2014

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Toure was forced off with an injury in the 18th minute of Sunday's match against Liverpool.

Javi Garcia replaced Toure, who appeared to hurt his knee on a curling shot attempt a few minutes earlier. It's a huge blow for City, who were down 0-1 when he left, especially since they play again Wednesday against Sunderland.

April 13, 2014

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Toure has recovered from a knock and is in the starting XI for Sunday's match at Liverpool.

Toure has two matches this gameweek, so a recovery for Sunday's match is certainly encouraging. Wednesday's matchup against Sunderland may be an opportunity to rest him, although with every match having great important in the title race, Toure may be pushed to his limit.

March 26, 2014

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Toure scored in the 90th minute of Manchester City's 3-0 win at Manchester United on Tuesday.

Toure now has 17 goals on the season, putting him three ahead of Chelsea's Eden Hazard for most goals by a midfielder. He is also now just two goals short of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge for second in the entire Premier League.

March 22, 2014

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Toure netted two penalty kicks before curling in a third goal in open play during Manchester City's 5-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

Toure is now the third Manchester City player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season, joining Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo. His 16 goals in Premier League play now lead all midfielders and trail only Luis Suarez (28) and Daniel Sturridge (19) this season.

March 15, 2014

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Toure assisted on David Silva's 14th minute goal during Manchester United's 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday.

City went down to 10-men in the 10th minute after Vincent Kompany was sent off, but Toure and Silva were excellent in controlling the ball and finding the back of the net quickly thereafter. The Ivorian now has 13 goals and five assists this season, and makes for a very good gameweek 31 option, as City play matches against Fulham and Manchester United.

February 22, 2014

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Toure scored in the 70th minute of Manchester City's 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Toure's goal was his 13th in Premier League play this season, which puts him behind only Luis Suarez (23), Daniel Sturridge (16), and teammate Sergio Aguero (15) this season. He is also one of only two midfielders (Eden Hazard) with double-digit goals in league play.