Friday, October 9, 2015

Aguero: I think I'll be out for a month

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has told the media he expects to be out for a month after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty.

It means he will miss the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on October 25, after he was stretchered off 24 minutes into Argentina’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Ecuador on Thursday night.

The 27-year-old underwent tests in Argentina on Friday, and he believes he will be sidelined until November.

"I think I'm going to be out for a month," he told the media outside the clinic.

Goal understands he has torn his hamstring and the scans will determine the exact extent of the injury and the expected recovery period.

The minimum recuperation time for even the mildest of tears is three weeks.

As well as the game at Old Trafford he is also likely to miss games against Bournemouth, Sevilla (home and away), Norwich City, and Crystal Palace, all at the Etihad Stadium, as well as the away trip to Aston Villa on November 8.

The striker, who scored five times against Newcastle United on Saturday, was taken off after netting his fifth as a precaution, having already undergone treatment on a minor hamstring injury at half-time.

Goal has also learned that City’s medical staff warned their Argentine counterparts about a niggle in his adductor muscle ahead of the international fixtures.

Argentina boss Tata Martino, when questioned about Aguero’s fitness, stated before the match that all of his squad were fit. Afterwards, he insisted that the problem sustained during their first qualifier was unrelated to the previous injury he had picked up against Newcastle.

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