England midfielder Gareth Barry admits it is too early to tell if he will make it to the World Cup.
Barry has been a regular for the Three Lions under manager Fabio Capello and was widely expected to make the Italian's squad for this summer's tournament in South Africa.
But the 29-year-old suffered an ankle injury whilst playing for City against Tottenham earlier this month and is now a major doubt.
He says treatment is going well, yet there is no way of knowing if he will be fit enough to play a part in England's first major competition for four years.
He told City's official website: "The treatment on my ankle has been going well - I've been having regular sessions with the medical staff at Carrington, and they are pleased with how things are going.
"It's too early to assess just yet as to whether I'll make it, I'll just have to keep having the treatment and see how things go over the next week or so.
"But I'm feeling positive still and the medical staff are being brilliant - they are doing everything they can to help me."
Fabio Capello's preliminary 30-man squad are currently on a training camp in Austria but Barry did not travel.
The final 23-man party for South Africa will be announced by the Italian tactician by 1st June.