Manchester City's top four hopes have reportedly been handed a massive blow with midfielder Yaya Toure set to miss the next two weeks with a hamstring injury.
According to the Daily Mail, the Ivory Coast international, who suffered the injury during City's 3-2 win over Aston Villa will miss the clash against Tottenham on Sunday, 3 May and will face an uphill struggle to be fit for their clash against Queens Park Rangers the following week.
Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that it was a muscle injury following the game and it is believed that the initial assessment is not positive.
"Toure had a hamstring problem so he couldn't play the second half. It is difficult to know today what happened, but it was not a precaution. It was a muscle injury and we will see tomorrow or Monday how bad it is," Pellegrini said, as quoted on City's official site.
This will come as a big blow to the Chilean, whose team is in a battle with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool to finish in the top four of the Premier League. Even though they sit in second place at the moment, they are only above the Gunners on goal difference, who also have a game in hand over the Etihad Stadium outfit.
The loss of Toure will be a big miss for the club during their crucial run-in, as they are also without club captain Vincent Kompany,who could also reportedly be out for the rest of the season, following a muscle injury.
The former Malaga boss insisted following the Villa win that the race for a European qualification will go down to the wire and wants his team to battle all the way to the end.
"There are another 12 points and it is very important to continue with the spirit we had today," the Chilean added.