In the latest Manchester City news, Sergio Aguero is expected to sit out the remainder of the season after undergoing a minor procedure on his knee.
The Argentine striker confirmed on Tuesday he had undergone keyhole surgery on his knee, which had been bothering him for some time.
City’s top scorer has been playing with some discomfort for around five weeks and missed Saturday’s win over Tottenham.
With the Citizens having now clinched the Premier League title, courtesy of their win over Spurs coupled with Manchester United’s loss at West Brom, the decision was taken to send Aguero for surgery.
“Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee. Fully motivated to get back soon to the field,” Aguero wrote on Twitter.
Aguero, who has not started a game for City since their win over Chelsea on March 4, is expected to sit out the remainder of the season as a result of the operation.
The decision to send him for surgery was taken with a view to making sure the 29-year-old is fully fit for Argentina’s World Cup campaign, which gets underway on June 16 against Iceland.
Before he went under the knife, City boss Pep Guardiola was optimistic his star striker would be firing on all cylinders by the time the World Cup rolls around.
“I don’t know if he will be ready for Swansea [on April 22]. Hopefully for the last games, if we need him, and especially for the World Cup,” said the Spaniard ahead of last week’s win at Tottenham.
Aguero’s absence means Gabriel Jesus is set to lead the line for City in their remaining five matches, starting with Sunday’s visit of relegation-threatened Swansea.