Manchester City are facing the prospect of being without their top man for up to two months as Sergio Aguero struggles with a calf injury.
The front man picked up the injury during his side’s game against Manchester City on Saturday morning and initial reports had claimed that he could be out for up to six weeks. This has now been lengthened by a couple of weeks after the injury was assessed further.
Aguero now faces a race to be fit in time for Manchester City’s first leg against Barcelona in the Champions League in February.
Speaking after his side’s Capital One Cup victory over Leicester on Tuesday night, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said
“I am not a doctor. It is very difficult.
“The doctor has said he has at least one month or eight weeks. We will see.
“I don’t how many weeks but it will be at least one month. It is very difficult to know at this moment how many weeks it can be.”
Aguero will certainly miss out on the hectic Christmas schedule and there is the chance that he could also miss both legs of City’s Capital One semi final in January as well.
Manchester City will no doubt be hoping that the outlying date of two months is simply the club medics being overly cautious.
Meanwhile, defender Pablo Zabaleta also looks like he could miss out on City’s upcoming games after he was substituted on Tuesday night suffering from a hamstring problem.by