Sergio Aguero is set to miss Manchester City's Premier League trip to relegation-threatened Stoke on Monday night after sustaining a knee injury in training.
Aguero announced on his official Twitter feed that he expected to be out for up to two weeks with the injury, meaning he could be back for the trip to Everton at the end of this month.
Manchester City playmaker David Silva returns for the Premier League leaders after missing the midweek Champions League clash against Basel for personal reasons.
Forward Raheem Sterling and midfielder Fernandinho are both hoping to prove their fitness after returning to training following hamstring injuries.
Left-back Fabian Delph is available again after suspension but could be doubtful after suffering a knock. Benjamin Mendy (knee) is also back in training and could return in the next month.
Stoke forward Mame Diouf is set to miss out on Monday night due to the shoulder injury he sustained last weekend at Southampton.
Defender Kevin Wimmer and striker Saido Berahino, who have been placed on programmes to up their fitness levels, could return to the matchday squad after missing the last six and two games respectively.
Midfielder Stephen Ireland (calf) is not yet ready to make his comeback, and goalkeeper Lee Grant (broken wrist) also remain sidelined.