Guardiola's side got on fine without the attacking midfielder in the Community Shield win over Chelsea and in last week's 2-0 victory at Arsenal, where he played the last 30 minutes.
Silva may be 32 years old now but he has lost none of the class and guile that has made him such a popular pick over the years, whilst it bodes well that he should be fitter and fresher during this upcoming season as he has retired from global football with Spain.
"Human beings have a limit and sometimes these things happen".
City sent a record 16 players to the World Cup with seven of those, including De Bruyne, reaching the semifinals and all returned within three weeks of their last appearance.
Sergio Ramos breaks out Conor McGregor walk after Super Cup goal
I have no intention of hurting a player deliberately, ” said Ramos on Tuesday. Asked for a response, Ramos told reporters: "I have given my opinion on the matter".
"We never know. My opinion is that when you ask a lot of the players, over more than 11 months, then after he comes back, this (injury) can happen", Guardiola told reporters on Friday.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop assesses how Man City will fare in Kevin De Bruyne's absence following his recent knee injury.
"I'm pretty sure this can influence it".
"It will be a big miss like last season with Mendy". When you are fresh here, fresh on your legs, it doesn't happen. It's a tough season, short recovery, they say let's go and we are in the competition.
"Kevin needs to rest and get the holiday that he didn't get over the summer".
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76
Her last public performance came on November 7, where she sang at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala in New York City. Franklin did not perform regularly for many years, partly because of an aversion to flying after a rough trip in 1982.
"He is one of the most interesting and fascinating players in the whole history of Spain".
Indeed, it might make the title race a little more interesting.
Manchester City host Huddersfield in their first home fixture of the 2018-19 season on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
City are waiting to hear from Tottenham about where their Premier League match in London, scheduled for October 28, might be played.
Zidane eyes Premier League job
The France star has been tipped to join the Spanish giants before the end of the month, when the European transfer window shuts. But the bad blood is hanging over from last season when the pair fell out leading to Mourinho dropping and subbing the player.