Valencia winger Silva will not rush his recovery

The 22-year-old winger says he will be patient and allow his ankle to heal completely before he returns.

“This injury has been one of the worst I have experienced, but it’s necessary to be patient and allow my ankle to heal completely,” he told the club’s official website.

“I am not thinking about returning to the starting eleven. I am only thinking about recuperating.

“I am working closely with the physios and the doctors will be the ones who will set my return date and tell me when I can step onto the pitch.”