Aguero set for another spell on the sidelines
Manchester City’s all-time top scorer, Sergio Aguero, is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Argentine had only recently returned to action after recovering from a knee injury that had kept him out at the start of the season. He was substituted at half-time in City’s 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Saturday.
Aguero had picked up a leg muscle injury at the London Stadium. The 32-year-old returned to play 65 minutes in the Citizens’ 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend and then played 68 minutes during their 3-1 Champions League win over FC Porto on Wednesday night.
Three starts in little more than a week proved to be too much for the Manchester City legend. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed the news to the club’s official website after the game, saying:
“It’s a muscular (injury). Hamstring, I think. Tomorrow we will know.”
Phil Foden replaced Sergio Aguero on Saturday, scoring the equaliser in East London.
Manchester City are also without their other recognised striker, Gabriel Jesus, through injury, as well as Raheem Sterling.
Pep Guardiola now has some tactical decisions to make over the coming weeks, particularly with games every 3-4 days over the coming weeks as Manchester City participate in both the Premier League and Champions League.
The Spanish manager may be forced to shift Foden up front, or could call upon teenager Liam Delap. The 17-year-old scored in the EFL Cup earlier this season and has been among a couple of Premier League matchday squads this season, making his debut in the final 40 minutes of the 2-5 defeat at home to Leicester City at the end of September.