Sergio Aguero could be out for another two months as Pep Guardiola reveals knee injury troubles

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Sergio Aguero could be out of action for a further two months, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed.

The striker has not played since undergoing knee surgery in June.

Aguero limped off against Burnley back in June

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Aguero limped off against Burnley back in June

There had initially been hope the 32-year-old would be fit for the latter stages of the Champions League in August.

However, that date passed and the target became the start of the new Premier League season.

But this will also be missed with Aguero, who scored 23 goals last term, still not back in full training.

This could be a serious blow to City’s title hopes early on

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This could be a serious blow to City’s title hopes early on

Guardiola said: “We knew that the injury was difficult. In maybe one month or two months he will be ready.

“He has to come back on the pitch and regain the physical condition.

“Sergio was out for a long time and Sergio is not a guy who regains the physical condition quick.”

City begin their 2019-20 campaign after their short summer break at Wolves on Monday.

Aguero was injured in a challenge with Burnley’s Ben Mee

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Aguero was injured in a challenge with Burnley’s Ben Mee

A few weeks ago there seemed a possibility City could have had Lionel Messi in their ranks.

Nothing materialised, however, as the 33-year-old ultimately opted to stay at the Nou Camp.

Guardiola was unwilling to discuss how close City came to pulling off a coup for his former Barca protege.

He said: “Leo explained quite well his feelings. I don’t have anything to add. He is a football player for Barcelona, the club I love. I have nothing more to say.”

Asked whether a move could be resurrected in future, Guardiola added: “I don’t know. It’s a question for Leo Messi. I cannot talk about the intentions for other people.”





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