Manchester City playmaker Samir Nasri will be out for up to eight weeks after he was injured in their 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday.

The France international suffered a partially ruptured knee ligament after a challenge with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa at St James' Park.

The initial fear was that he may be ruled out long-term, possibly even for the rest of the domestic season and the World Cup.

But he is now expected to be back in action by mid-March, with the player himself breaking the news via social media.

"Thank you everyone for your kind words and overwhelming support, I suppose it's kind of good news that I will be out around 8 weeks," he wrote on Twitter.