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Manchester City: Sergio Aguero to undergo knee surgery on thursday


Sergio Aguero will experience knee surgery on Thursday, Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola says.

City’s record goalscorer limped off in a matter of seconds before half-time during Monday’s Premier League triumph over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

No timescale has been put on the striker’s arrival however he has not yet been precluded for the Champions League resumption in August.

Aguero, 32, has made a trip to Barcelona for treatment with prestigious specialist Dr Ramon Cugat, who has worked on various City players lately.

Guardiola stated: “Tomorrow he is going to make a surgery. When he has completed the surgery we will know the opportunity Sergio will return to play with us.”

Approached if Aguero would be back for the Champions League games, Guardiola stated: “I don’t know at the present time.”

Could Gundogan fill in for Aguero forthright?

With no calendar for Aguero’s arrival, City should consider various ways they can fill the void of the striker who has scored 23 objectives for the club in all rivalries this season.

Gabriel Jesus, who has 18 objectives this season, is the main other perceived senior striker in the crew and the unmistakable possibility to lead City’s assault in Aguero’s nonappearance.

Guardiola said “we don’t have any questions about Gabriel”, however doesn’t figure it will be workable for the 23-year-old to play the rest of their matches with apparatuses coming thick and quick because of the post-lockdown plan.

“The main questions we have are on the grounds that not one single player with these arrangements can play at regular intervals,” said Guardiola.

“Not one player can play an hour and a half like clockwork. So we have Gabriel, Raheem Sterling can play in this position, Ilkay Gundogan can play in this position, Bernardo Silva can play in this position.

“We have various alternatives dislike a striker, striker however we can utilize them.”

Kick confident Stones will ‘rejoin group in next not many days’

City have likewise been without England safeguard John Stones because of a lower leg injury since coming back to Premier League activity a week ago.

The inside back is probably not going to be accessible for Thursday’s outing to Chelsea however is gaining acceptable ground in his recuperation.


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