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?

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. If you have no other issues with your team then yeah good shout

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. i'd consider benching mert (im trying to decide myself)

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. That's quite a bit of cash you've got tied up in defense there

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. Morrison and it's not even close

      • 10 months, 13 days 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.

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
        1. nope
          Mert 0p-1p
          Ravel 1p-2p

          simple

          • 10 months, 13 days ago
          1. you reckon arsenal will concede 4?

            • 10 months, 13 days ago
            1. Damaged confidence. Arsenal have always had a fragile mindset. Could see Chelsea score 2-3. Definitely will score.

              • 10 months, 13 days ago
            2. 1YC could happen
              did you think City score 6 last weekend? when people thought Arsenal have best defence in the league

              • 10 months, 13 days ago
          2. yeah i think ill go with Ravel, I can't see arsenal keeping a CS!

            • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. Rav

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    3. Play Mertesacker. He's surely more likely for a clean sheet than RavMo is to score against Man U

      • 10 months, 13 days 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?

    • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. Thought that just didn't know if the overs thing made difference

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. Nothing changes. Australia didn't want more runs or to waste more time.

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. So it could go wrong in theory?

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
        1. England could win but won't.

          Bad declarations have happened in the past.

          • 10 months, 13 days ago
  5. consolation is that 80% of the top 10K have aguero, so everyones in the same situation

    • 10 months, 13 days 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.

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. Negredo if Aguero out for 6 weeks

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. From who did we hear this?
      If it is Bemba I am not listening

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. Rohn

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
    3. Lukaku is the safe option. Negredo is the punt option. Benteke the failed option...

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. how about Fernando ....Torres?

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
    4. You read the Mail? Oh dear.

      • 10 months, 13 days 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.

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. :)

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

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
        • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. Aguero darting in behind frees up space for Negredo. Who has the pace to do that for him now?

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. Dzeko and Negredo will be great together with Navas/Silva doing the clever stuff.

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
        1. what about nasri :(

          • 10 months, 13 days 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)

            • 10 months, 13 days ago
        2. I can see teams sitting on the edge of the box and City struggling to break them down.

          • 10 months, 13 days ago
          1. yeah kun is a huge loss , his trickery and movement is pure class.

            • 10 months, 13 days 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.

            • 10 months, 13 days ago
    3. Only seems to score at home though...

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. agree hes a home player

        • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. His time to shine. I think he will, well he has already really.

        • 10 months, 13 days 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.

      • 10 months, 13 days 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.

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
        1. my issue with neg is if kun is out he wont get as much space.

          • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. Selective stats. You're not considering many games where the top teams played each other and there weren't many goals.

      • 10 months, 13 days 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.

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    3. You are only looking at City home games. :roll:

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. :) Always captain him at Craven those days

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
  10. if u have ramsey would u get ?

    A- Shelvey > Silva

    B- Shelvey > Yaya

    C- Shelvey > Walcott

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
  11. kun didnt drop despite being over 100 %

    thought total fpl was accurate .....

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. he's flagged he needs more transfers out than usual to drop

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. ok cool

        • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. nice , gives more time to assess a replacement

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
    3. The people controlling the prices reserve the right to make their own players exempt from anything that affects their team.

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. I'm leaning towards this. Then look to bring Wally in next week.

        • 10 months, 13 days ago
  13. guys i have giroud...

    giru --? rooney is a sensible move

    or shud i play giru another week

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. Rooney if you can afford him, Negredo if not.

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
    2. see my analysis above. Giroud should be first choice captain this week

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
      1. you mean the big game goals theory....hmmm

        • 10 months, 13 days 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?

    • 10 months, 13 days 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)

    • 10 months, 13 days 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.

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
  16. Dawson/McAuley > GJ for a hit with Kun > Wazza?

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
  17. Lukaku v Negredo.

    First to 17.

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
  18. Silva, Negredo and Cabaye in for -8 lads?

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. whats the rest of the team look like?

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
  20. Silva,Ramsey, ozil, yaya ... midfield totally stupid ?

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
    1. I would consider Hazard pretty essential. Him on there for Ozil and perhaps Walcott for Yaya after Chelsea?

      • 10 months, 13 days 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

      • 10 months, 13 days ago
  21. Agree... If he doesn't score we'll this week, he will be out next GW.

    Maybe Lallana > Cabaye/whittingham

    • 10 months, 13 days ago
  22. New Post
  23. @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?

    • 10 months, 13 days 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.

    • 10 months, 12 days ago
    1. Aguero & Mcauley out.

      Rooney & Zabaleta in.

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

      • 10 months, 11 days ago

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