Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero said the medical procedure on his knee on Wednesday was ‘healthy’ with Argentina aiming to start their recuperation procedure right away. Regardless of whether he’ll play again this season remains uncertain, however.
During the city’s 5-0 victory over Burnley Monday night, Aguero took a thump and already felt pain. He was tested and examined by specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
City manager Pep Guardiola favors Dr. Cugat’s specialist. He has done the medical procedures on Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Ilkay Gundogan, and Benjamin Mendy. Like different stars in Barcelona, Guardiola itself has gone under the Spaniard’s blade in the past as well.
After the medical procedure, Aguero tweeted an image of himself from his hospital bed close to the social media caption: “Everything worked out positively, and I’m about to start recuperation soon. A major thank you for your help to Dr. Cugat and his team and to all of you.
This has already started to circulate reports of a six-week layoff for such a physical issue, which would lead Aguero out for the remainder of the 2019/20 Premier League season, planned to end on July 26 – only a month away.
The city will continue its campaign in the Champions League in early August with the four-time Premier League champions taking a 2-1 lead in their last 16 ties against Real Madrid. It is probably going to touch and go if Aguero will be fit in time for the subsequent leg, however in the event that City clutches their advantage and advance he could in any case play in later adjusts.
The impact is already being wrecked by Guardiola, with Aguero expecting to create match-wellness that would be lacking during his absence. It also means that he’ll be attempting to get back on the pitch at ideal conditions.
“Obviously the impact is enormous; to win the Champions League you have to arrive at the most ideal second, in the most ideal condition, and yet the situation is what it is,” explained Guardiola as he (remotely) was addressing the media this week.
“Teams frequently make a push ahead with different players to conquer issues when this happens and that’s what we have to do. Ideally, he will bolster us against Real Madrid-and maybe [too] for the following rounds in case we’re sufficiently able to get past,” he added.
Just because since 2011, when the Argentine joined the club, the opposite side of this injury could see Aguero not finish a season as the City Top scorer. He was the joint top scorer with Carlos Tevez in 2012/13 yet was the overall top scorer for City in seven different seasons.
In 2019/20, Aguero is the leading marksman for City with 23 goals in all rivalries, yet Raheem Sterling is only two behind him and, in the absence of the latter, could overtake Aguero.
The city plays again on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge, facing Chelsea.