Manuel Pellegrini confident Sergio Aguero will return next month

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic about star forward Sergio Aguero's injury, and is hopeful that the 26-year-old will be back on the pitch earlier than expected.

Aguero picked up a knee injury in City's 1-0 victory over Everton earlier this month, and it was rumoured that the Argentine could be out until February. 

Pellegrini is confident that his star man could be back as early as January 10th though, in time to face Roberto Martinez' men at Goodison Park.

“Sergio has a torn ligament and I think he will play long before the Champions League tie against Barcelona, probably in the first weeks of January," Pellegrini told reporters

Important return

If Pellegrini is correct, Aguero could come back into the squad just in time to play in The Citizens difficult period of fixtures, where they play Everton away, followed by Arsenal at home and then Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

The former Atletico Madrid man has scored nineteen goals in all competitions this season, and remains the Premier League's top scorer with 14, two above Chelsea's Diego Costa. 

He has often been mentioned amongst the world's best this season, and steering clear of injury could be the difference between him being a top player, and becoming one of the very best. 

Injury crisis at City

The injury to Aguero came at a bad time for Pellegrini, with both Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic already sidelined. 

18-year-old, Jose Angel Pozo started as a lone striker in the 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, in a game that Frank Lampard, who is City's second highest scorer this term grabbed the only goal. 

City captain Vincent Kompany pulled up clutching his hamstring during the clash at the King Power Stadium, adding to Pellegrini's ever-growing list of injury problems. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Sergio Aguero
Manchester City
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again