Sergio Aguero may be forced to miss the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury against Burnley. The Manchester City star was taken off just before half-time after a challenge from Ben Mee, which resulted in a penalty which Riyad Mahrez tucked away.
Sergio Aguero Could Miss Rest of Season
Guardiola: ‘It Doesn’t Look Good’
Aguero was able to limp off the field rather than being stretchered. However, City boss Pep Guardiola revealed after the game that it did not look like good news for the Argentine.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “It doesn’t look good, unfortunately. We are going to see tomorrow. He was struggling in the last month with a problem in the knee and now he felt something so we will see tomorrow exactly what he has but it doesn’t look good for this season.
“Tomorrow we will see and know exactly what he has. The doctor says it will take time. A few games [out] for sure but maybe tomorrow the tests he will get good news – we will see.”
A Persistent Problem
The issue with Aguero’s knee was not solely caused by Mee’s challenge. He played just the last ten minutes of City’s opening game against Arsenal due to the problem having struggled with it in training.
With City still competing in two other competitions as well as the Premier League (FA Cup and Champions League), it does leave them light up front.
Gabriel Jesus has proved before he can be an able deputy for Aguero. However, players are short on fitness after such a long break and it’s unlikely Jesus will be able to play every minute.
It could mean that Raheem Sterling is forced to play as a central striker – a role he previously played in for Liverpool.