December
15

From the Physio – Sergio Aguero

Filed under: From The Physio - Posted by: facer

Sergio Aguero’s calf injury in the 6-3 win over Arsenal has served up a potential major setback for thousands of Fantasy managers. With Manuel Pellegrini offering us little insight into the severity of the injury and a scan imminent, we can only wait on news from the Etihad. However, resident Fantasy Football Scout physio, Facer, has made a timely return to offer his early view. Analysing the incident involved and Aguero’s reaction and movement, here’s Facer’s detailed report and his take on the likely prognosis.

The incident occurred barely a minute into the second half and gives a clear indication of the mechanism of injury. Playing a one-two with David Silva, Sergio Aguero receives the ball and with one touch plays it back into the path of Silva. Almost immediately Aguero starts to limp and, several seconds later, in an attempt to take the pressure from the injury, falls on to his back. At first glance the incident looked fairly innocuous, but with closer inspection, we see that the former Atletico man didn’t quite have the time to position himself correctly and improvises a one-touch pass into Silva’s run with a subtly excessive rotation at the right hip. This is significant because the contracting Gluteal muscles produce a rotatory force at the hip and, with the studs of Aguero’s right boot planted firmly in the ground, severely restricting movement at the hip and ankles, this force had nowhere to go, resulting in a tear to one of the calf muscles.

As Aguero is lying on the ground his demeanour is interesting. He does not appear to be in a great deal of pain and he is not reaching for the injury. In terms of severity, these are positive signs. Suffering a severe calf strain is like being shot in the back of the leg and Aguero would have hit the ground immediately and would need to have been stretchered off. We then see the Argentine hobble from the field. It is worth noting that, although exhibiting severely restricted movement at the right ankle, Aguero is able to partially weight bear on the injured limb, giving us a further clue as to the severity and likely duration of any absence. Similarly, as Aguero is led from the field, we can observe him palpating the back of his calf towards the ‘belly’ of the Gastrocnemius, suggesting a tear to the meat of the muscle rather than attachments, which heals more quickly. In summary, I would suggest that Aguero has suffered a grade 1-2 calf strain, which would see him sidelined for a minimum of 10 days, but more likely 2-3 weeks. Sadly for his owners, that would see Aguero miss at least the next three league outings.

A Scout Disclaimer: While Facer offers an expert’s view of such injuries, with just a remote assessment to go on, the opinions expressed here should not be taken as fact or acted on with any degree of certainty.

  1. how about getting sterling for next week...morrisson to sterling sounds good?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. If you have no other issues with your team then yeah good shout

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  2. Team for Gw 17

    Guzan
    Mert., Coleman, Mcauley, Zab
    Ramsey, Oscar, Hazard
    Roon, Suarez, Remy
    subs: Gazzinga, Walker, Whittingam, Ravel

    1 FT. Thinking to do Oscar to Wally.

    Giving one last chance to Remy.

    Does the team and subs bench look alright

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. i'd consider benching mert (im trying to decide myself)

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. That's quite a bit of cash you've got tied up in defense there

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  3. Not sure whether to play mertesacker against chelsea or morrison against man u!

    any advice?

    Ruddy
    Chester / Ward / Coleman
    Morrison / Walcott / Hazard / Silva
    Lukaku / Suárez (c) / Rooney (vc)

    Boruc / Mertesacker / Williams / Meyler

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. Morrison and it's not even close

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. he's playing his old club so could do alright, for some reason players always score against their former teams. he has more to prove than most as well.

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
        1. nope
          Mert 0p-1p
          Ravel 1p-2p

          simple

          • 1 year, 1 day ago
          1. you reckon arsenal will concede 4?

            • 1 year, 1 day ago
            1. Damaged confidence. Arsenal have always had a fragile mindset. Could see Chelsea score 2-3. Definitely will score.

              • 1 year, 1 day ago
            2. 1YC could happen
              did you think City score 6 last weekend? when people thought Arsenal have best defence in the league

              • 1 year, 1 day ago
          2. yeah i think ill go with Ravel, I can't see arsenal keeping a CS!

            • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. Rav

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    3. Play Mertesacker. He's surely more likely for a clean sheet than RavMo is to score against Man U

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  4. Cricket question
    As Australia have declared
    Do England only have the same number of batters to get the runs?
    Or do they only have same number of overs to get them?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. no they get all batters and can go to the end of day 5

      Australia declared so they have plenty of time to get 10 wickets before the end of day 5

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. Thought that just didn't know if the overs thing made difference

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. Nothing changes. Australia didn't want more runs or to waste more time.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. So it could go wrong in theory?

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
        1. England could win but won't.

          Bad declarations have happened in the past.

          • 1 year, 1 day ago
  5. consolation is that 80% of the top 10K have aguero, so everyones in the same situation

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  6. So we're hearing 6 weeks for Aguero,

    Rooney, Suarez, Aguero
    Walcott, Morrison, Mutch, Bannan, Lallana

    2.2m in the account.. 1 ft
    A simple Lukaku in for Aguero the best choice?
    Aguero is dropping 0.1m tonight.

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. Negredo if Aguero out for 6 weeks

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. From who did we hear this?
      If it is Bemba I am not listening

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. Rohn

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    3. Lukaku is the safe option. Negredo is the punt option. Benteke the failed option...

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. how about Fernando ....Torres?

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    4. You read the Mail? Oh dear.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  7. If anyone doubts Negredo as a perfect replacement for Kun I would think again. I hate the fact peeps are gonna get him now as he is one of my diffs. But for the good of the community on here I will put him forward as he will deliver. Great player.

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. :)

      You put forward Hull attackers all the time. :lol:

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. Aguero darting in behind frees up space for Negredo. Who has the pace to do that for him now?

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. Dzeko and Negredo will be great together with Navas/Silva doing the clever stuff.

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
        1. what about nasri :(

          • 1 year, 1 day ago
          1. Of course, Nasri as well you know Navas/Nasri will have their share of rotation but both can still do the bus. with second half cameo's. Surely peeps want coverage from the best team in the league (imo)

            • 1 year, 1 day ago
        2. I can see teams sitting on the edge of the box and City struggling to break them down.

          • 1 year, 1 day ago
          1. yeah kun is a huge loss , his trickery and movement is pure class.

            • 1 year, 1 day ago
          2. I don't think so, good judges were saying they would struggle without Silva, they didn;t. So much strength in depth in the squad with the exception of defense.

            • 1 year, 1 day ago
    3. Only seems to score at home though...

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. agree hes a home player

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    4. He is a classy, classy player, but i have a couple of concerns:
      (1) We haven't seen much of him without Aguero
      (2) He doesn't seem that explosive in FPL terms

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. His time to shine. I think he will, well he has already really.

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    5. I just don't trust him for the Christmas period. Maybe it's a bit of Wilshere get stuck in bollocks but I prefer to go with someone who I know will not be bothered by it. Don't trust Ozil either by the way.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. He's not reckless and is a bull of a man for defenders to handle.

        I trust Ozil and maybe Mert. putting a stick up his ...will do him good.

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
        1. my issue with neg is if kun is out he wont get as much space.

          • 1 year, 1 day ago
  8. Marshall (Davis)
    GJ Distin Gabbidon (Terry Burner)
    Hazard Silva Ramsey Redmond (Ravel)
    Suarez(c) Rooney(vc) Lukaku
    4.3 in the bank
    0 FT

    Considerin i got exactly enough to do Ravel to Wally should i do it for a hit this week and bench redmond? Wally should rise before he plays Chelsea as it's the monday night game so if i dont get him this week i may well be priced out next week

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. *He should rise cause even if he survives till the deadline i wont be able to get him in till the Arsenal - Chelsea game is over to make sure he does not get an injury and he should have risen by then

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  9. repost. I must save you all from knee-jerking Suarez (c)

    I have conducted an in-depth analysis, the workings of which I can't share with you, to come up with the following results.
    GW 5: City 4-1 Utd. Che 2-0 Ful
    GW 12: City 6-0 Tot. Eve 3-3 Liv.
    GW 16: City 6-3 Ars. Che 2-1 Cpl
    This shows where all the goals are when the big teas are playing each other
    GW 17: Ars v Che. Liv v Car Captain Suarez at your peril

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. Selective stats. You're not considering many games where the top teams played each other and there weren't many goals.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. I think this analysis is flawed. I will present to you my own findings.

      Average PPG 12.1
      Last 3 games: 22, 15, 24

      I'll be going with him (C) next week I reckon.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    3. You are only looking at City home games. :roll:

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. :) Always captain him at Craven those days

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  10. if u have ramsey would u get ?

    A- Shelvey > Silva

    B- Shelvey > Yaya

    C- Shelvey > Walcott

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  11. kun didnt drop despite being over 100 %

    thought total fpl was accurate .....

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. he's flagged he needs more transfers out than usual to drop

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. ok cool

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. Yellow flag... limit is now 150% but once news comes in about aguero it'll change to a red and he'll probably miss the drop tonight too

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. nice , gives more time to assess a replacement

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
    3. The people controlling the prices reserve the right to make their own players exempt from anything that affects their team.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    4. The FPL towers all have him in their team and are waiting to hear some concrete news. If it was Danny Graham he would've dropped by now

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  12. So Arsenal at home to Chels and City away to Fulham. What would you rather have this GW:

    A) Yaya, Ramsey, Silva

    B) Yaya, Ramsey, Walcott

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. I'm leaning towards this. Then look to bring Wally in next week.

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
  13. guys i have giroud...

    giru --? rooney is a sensible move

    or shud i play giru another week

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. Rooney if you can afford him, Negredo if not.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. see my analysis above. Giroud should be first choice captain this week

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
      1. you mean the big game goals theory....hmmm

        • 1 year, 1 day ago
  14. First 11 for next week, having taken -4:

    Migs
    Chester, Clyne (if fit), Coleman
    Cabaye, Hazard, Ramsey, Silva
    Rooney, Suarez, Negredo

    Looking ok?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  15. Any obvious flaws in my current team?

    Mig
    Coleman, Johnston, Chester (Terry, Turner)
    Walcott, Ramsey, Lallana, Nasri (Oviedo)
    Rooney (vc), Lukaku, Suarez(c)

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. As much as it pains me to say this as a Southampton fan, Lallana hasn't done much in a while, in terms of FF.

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  16. Dawson/McAuley > GJ for a hit with Kun > Wazza?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  17. Lukaku v Negredo.

    First to 17.

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  18. Silva, Negredo and Cabaye in for -8 lads?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. whats the rest of the team look like?

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  19. Marshall (Davis)
    GJ Distin Gabbidon (Terry Burner)
    Hazard Silva Ramsey Redmond (Ravel)
    Suarez(c) Rooney(vc) Lukaku
    4.3 in the bank
    0 FT

    Considerin i got exactly enough to do Ravel to Wally should i do it for a hit this week and bench redmond? Wally should rise before he plays Chelsea as it's the monday night game(should rise on saturday if not b4 the deadline) so if i dont get him this week i may well be priced out next week

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  20. Silva,Ramsey, ozil, yaya ... midfield totally stupid ?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
    1. I would consider Hazard pretty essential. Him on there for Ozil and perhaps Walcott for Yaya after Chelsea?

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
    2. Team is

      Migno
      Coleman / mcauley / shawX
      Yaya / Oscar / Ramsey / ozil
      Suarez / lukaku / remy

      Myhill.... Kasami / fonte / gabbidon

      1FT Oscar > silva
      Team value 107.9m rank 326xxx

      • 1 year, 1 day ago
  21. Agree... If he doesn't score we'll this week, he will be out next GW.

    Maybe Lallana > Cabaye/whittingham

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  22. New Post
  23. GTS

    @TM
    Thanks again!
    The only guy within that budget that i could bring with good stats are berba and hooperman. One guy here gave insights as well that hooperman could face rotation w/RVW. So I'm kinda leaning on berba atm. Smart move or search again?

    • 1 year, 1 day ago
  24. Having a good bench is important but I'm learning to factor in how they rotate.

    However, who knew a bench of Janujaz, Chester and Flanagan scores 25 this GW..

    and my choice of Terry, Zab and Barkley scores 8.

    These freak results catch people out, not this GW but the next few GW's, because people don't treat them as flukes but think its a trend.

    Don't fall for it.

    • 1 year, 23 hours ago
    1. Aguero & Mcauley out.

      Rooney & Zabaleta in.

      Seems a fair deal for this week given my 2 FT.

      • 12 months, 4 days ago

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