Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has had successful surgery on his knee, as the Argentine confirmed that the procedure went well.
Aguero had also traveled to Barcelona to see a knee specialist to know if he would be able to play again this season. City’s manager Pep Guardiola is yet to confirm if the club’s all-time highest goalscorer will be making an early return, at least to be available for the Champions League against Real Madrid. The Spaniard noted that it is too early to put a timescale on Aguero’s return to action.
Guardiola had immediately after the 5-0 win over Burnley, where Aguero limped off the field, said the injury doesn’t look good. So, all the club and the manager are waiting for is to know when the striker will be available for selection again. City will be at least glad to have him in August.
“Once he has finished the surgery, we will know the time Sergio will come back to play with us.”
Aguero’s headache for Manchester City
Guardiola admitted in his post-match interview that the Argentine prior to a challenge on him by Ben Mee had a knee problem.
Aguero took to his Twitter page on Wednesday and wrote: “Muchas gracias al Dr. Everything went well, and I’ll soon begin recovery. A big thanks to Dr. Cugat and his team – and all of you for your support.”
Todo salió bien y pronto comenzaré con la recuperación. Muchas gracias al Dr. Cugat y a su equipo y a todos por tanto apoyo//Everything went well, and I’ll soon begin recovery. A big thanks to Dr Cugat and his team – and to all of you for your support 🤟🏽 pic.twitter.com/Frm07cN3WF
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) June 24, 2020
Aguero could be out of the Champions League tie if he will be out of action for at least six weeks. The tie between City and Real Madrid is scheduled for 7 or 8 August. By the time he would be returning to full fitness, City will also know if they will be featuring in next season’s competition as well.
Uefa had issued City a two-year ban for not adhering to the FFP rule. But City had appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, which will give judgment next month.