25 Nov 2019, 18:28 IST
Sergio Aguero will miss the Manchester derby with a thigh problem sustained in the win over Chelsea, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
Aguero was forced off with the injury in the 77th minute of City’s 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday.
Guardiola informed reporters after the match that he believed Aguero’s injury was “bad” but could not provide any further details.
However, in his news conference to preview City’s Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk, Guardiola confirmed Aguero will be out of action for several weeks, meaning the striker – who has scored nine league goals this term – will miss the clash with Manchester United on December 7.
“Yes,” Guardiola responded when asked if City would be without Aguero for the derby.
“He will be out for a few games, don’t know exactly [how long], a few weeks, but he’ll be out.”
PEP: (@aguerosergiokun will be out for) a few games. I don’t know exactly.
He has a tendon problem in front – will be a few games out.
We have no other injuries. @21LVA had cramp but he’s okay.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 25, 2019
Guardiola was unable to pinpoint Aguero’s exact issue, but suggested the problem was a muscular one in the striker’s thigh.
“Exactly where I don’t know, his [thigh] tendon, at the front.”
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