The 29 year old centre-back has been withdrawn from Manchester City’s first team squad after failing a drug test conducted sometime this month. The Ivorian international could be out of action for a long period of time, stretching anywhere from a few months to a year.
A quote on City’s official website confirmed the reports. “Manchester City confirm that the FA has informed Kolo Toure that an sample provided by him has tested positive for a specified substance. As a result of this, he has been suspended from participating in all first team and non-first team matches pending the outcome of the legal process.”
The Manchester City centre-back will miss Saturday’s clash with Wigan, and possibly the rest of the season, should the FA decide to deal out a harsher punishment.