Manchester CIty could be without leading scorer Sergio Aguero for a possible eight weeks, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Despite a fantastic 6-3 victory at home to Arsenal on Saturday, there was cause for concern for City fans when Aguero was taken off shortly after the start of the second half. The Argentine wonder, who has 19 goals to his name this campaign, has been at the heart of his side's free scoring record at home.
The prognosis on his injury after the game confirmed that they could be without their main front man for a month, but following City's League Cup victory at Leicester City on Tuesday evening, Pellegrini confirmed that he could be missing for almost double the original predicted time scale.
According to BBC Sport Pellegrini said: "The doctor has said he has at least one month or eight weeks."
And should he be out for the eight weeks, he is set to miss their vital Premier League tie against Chelsea, as well as already missing the visit of second place Liverpool to the Etihad on Boxing Day.
And it is not just vital league games that Aguero could miss. The eight week period could also see him miss City's crucial first leg clash against Barcelona, and at home, City will be hoping he can return to the team, and his scoring ways, in order to get a good first leg result.
Having hit good scoring form at home, it is a big blow to Pellegrini as he prepares for a busy Christmas schedule.
But such is the strength and depth of Manchester City, there is no doubt that they will fill the void left by this untimely injury woe. The emphasis will now be on Negredo and co. to continue their scoring ways despite missing their key man.
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