Pellegrini gives latest Man City injury update ahead of Chelsea clash
Sergio Agüero will be out of action for a month with a hamstring injury, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirms
Sergio Aguero will be out of action for a month due to the hamstring injury he picked up in Manchester City’s win at Tottenham, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.
The striker was substituted in the first half of the 5-1 win at White Hart Lane on Wednesday after giving his side the lead in north London.
Aguero is now set to miss Monday’s crunch clash against Chelsea at The Etihad, as well as the FA Cup fifth-round clash against Jose Mourinho’s men and the first leg of the last-16 Champions League showdown against Barcelona.
Whatever happens in the Chelsea game, the season is not over. There are still 42 points to play for
Pellegrini also revealed that Samir Nasri (knee) and Javi Garcia (knee) also remain sidelined ahead of the visit of the Blues next week.
“The injuries are Samir Nasri, Javi Garcia and Sergio Aguero,” Pellegrini said. “The doctor has seen Aguero and he will be out for a month.
“It will be difficult because he is a top player for us but we have the players to replace him. He has just come back from injury. Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko replaced him then and Stevan Jovetic can now.”
Pellegrini continued: “The game against Chelsea is very important for both teams. Arsenal and Chelsea are both having a good season. Just because they have dropped points does not mean they are weaker.
“Whatever happens in the game, the season is not over. There are still 42 points to play for.”