Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero will not feature again this season after having keyhole surgery on a knee injury sustained in training.
Spanish journalist Jose Alvarez reported the news but the 29-year-old is confident of being fit to take his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad in June, but he will not play again for City until next season.
Breaking: Agüero visited last thursday Dr Cugat and they decided yesterday that the surgery in his meniscus was the best option. It was this morning in Barcelona and he will be out one month. He will play the World Cup without problems.
— Jose Alvarez Haya (@10JoseAlvarez) April 17, 2018
Aguero flew to Barcelona on Monday and underwent surgery after seeing Dr. Roman Cugat to address a cartilage issue, according to Alvarez via his Twitter account.
The original injury was sustained when he twisted his knee during a training session, which resulted in him missing four weeks of action. Aguero returned in the Manchester derby and struggled to run during the twenty-three-minute substitute appearance that saw him brutally hacked by United’s Ashley Young.
Three days later against Liverpool, Aguero was still complaining of pain in the knee which caused concern for the medical staff who sent the Argentine to Barcelona to see City’s specialist doctor.
Fortunately for Aguero, City have claimed the Premier League title meaning he will not miss the crucial run in and will collect his winner’s medal in due course.