Manchester City updated Sergio Aguero’s post-knee surgery prognosis, saying the Argentine forward is “likely to be out for the remainder of the campaign.”
The Premier League winner released a statement Tuesday that piggybacked Aguero’s “motivated to get back soon” social media admission from earlier in the day, adding that the club’s all-time leading scorer sustained the injury in training before re-aggravating it in the derby defeat to Manchester United.
“Aguero sustained the problem during a training session in March and it was further aggravated by a challenge from Ashley Young in the Manchester derby,” the statement added.
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With a third top-flight title in seven years and the League Cup in the bag, dismissals from the FA Cup and Champions League leave little for the 29-year-old Argentina international to play for this season. Manchester City has five league fixtures left on the slate before the summer break.
A healthy Aguero is a near certainty to make Jorge Sampaoli’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with Argentina’s first match a tilt with Euro 2016 darling Iceland on June 16.