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Sergio Aguero ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury

Sergio Aguero ruled out for six weeks with a hamstring injury

Argentine forward, Sergio Kun Aguero could be sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury, though Pep Guardiola remains in the dark over how long Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer will be out.

Aguero was substituted at half time during Man City’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday, having only recently returned from knee surgery which kept him out of action since June.

“It depends on the injury, the City manager said at his pre-match press conference in Marseille. “10-15 days is minimum, if it’s a little bit longer it will be three weeks, one month.

“The muscular (injuries) normally doesn’t move in these gaps and the case of Serigo will be the same, there will be no exception.”

Guardiola insisted that City had not rushed Aguero back following the knee surgery which prevented him from making an appearance until the 1-0 win over Arsenal on 17 October.

“We didn’t rush back, we were incredibly patient, we didn’t force him, we didn’t force the doctors.

“When people tell me he’s ready, of course, we knew he was not in the best condition to play and without training, but it was important to play 55-60 minutes.

“We tried to avoid the last 25-30 minutes when muscles get tired, but unfortunately one action in the first half, he was unlucky. He went to stop a long pass and he felt something, hopefully, he recovers as well as possible.”

The 32-year old Argentina international could now miss City’s Champions League group stage campaign, having not traveled with the squad for tonight’s clash with Olympique Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.

Sergio Aguero could also sit out of the Premier League meeting with champions Liverpool on Sunday.

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