While we’re still largely in the dark on the extent of Sergio Aguero’s knee injury, sustained after nine minutes of Sunday’s 3-2 win for City, there were developments post-match which offer some further insight.
Aguero put down the frozen peas long enough to turn to his Twitter feed and update on the state of his knee injury, offering a semblance of reassurance…
“The studies I had done revealed there’s no significant injury but it was a very tough hit to my knee.”
He then went on to confirm that a full prognosis is likely within the next 24-hours, with City medical staff presumably waiting for the swelling to reduce before making their assessment…
“Tomorrow, the physicians will evaluate the time it will take for me to recover.”
The buzz on the social network site follows quotes from Roberto Mancini which expressed concern for the injured striker.
“I am worried about Sergio because anything around the knee is dangerous and this injury was so strange. We will have to wait, but we are not sure exactly what the problem is at this point… It was so strange because there was no issue with the tackle. It was not a strong tackle, and Sergio wanted to play on…Maybe he is out for a week, or three or four weeks, or until after the international break. We have to see.”
Meanwhile, City’s skipper Vincent Kompany has backed Edin Dzeko to step up should Aguero face a prolonged spell on the sidelines…
“Any team which loses a player like Sergio will have to deal with a blow. But I remember last season that we had to miss out on Carlos (Tevez) for a long time and we managed to cope all right…I obviously hope Sergio won’t be injured for that long but I just go back to last season when we had to cope with these kinds of issues. It’s not a surprise that Edin Dzeko scored.”
The Daily Mail have jumped the gun somewhat and proclaimed that Aguero will return to action “within weeks” but the truth is, until City declare the results of scans, expected today, we can only speculate on the likely length of absence.
Aguero is clearly a doubt for the trip to Liverpool this weekend and, with an international break looming after Gameweek 3, it could be that City are handed the opportunity to give Ageuro a decent recovery time with a return in Gameweek 4.
Plenty of Fantasy managers reacted to yesterday’s events with an immediate transfer. Aguero has been sold by almost 40,000 managers in the Fantasy Premier League game, more than any other player. With Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie on show this evening, we can surely expect heavy transfer activity involving Aguero to come.
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“I am happy with the way I’ve started, but on the other hand, I should have scored four or five more, so that’s something for me to work on.”Robin Van Persie talks about his early form at United ahead of his first Manchester derby