City receive injury shocker as Aguero misses Liverpool, Spurs ties

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One of the players of the season thus far will be in the physio's room for at least one month.

With 13 goals and four assists after 16 match-days, diminutive yet supremely-skilled Argentine forward Sergio Aguero had proved to be one of the most reliable attacking outlets for Manchester City this season but, in breaking news as reported by Sky Sports, the 25-year-old may not return to full fitness for up to six weeks.

Recently, manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the issue was with his calf but, by the end of the weekend, they were still unclear over how long the all-rounder would be sidelined for. He was quoted by ESPN to have said: 'We will see him with the doctor, maybe he has some problem with his calf, but I don’t know at the moment how many weeks.'

The report on Sky Sports News clarified: 'Sergio Aguero will be out for a month because of a hamstring injury.'

The injury was sustained during City's 6-3 destruction over Arsenal as Aguero was brought off and later seen wearing a protective boot.

Pellegrini will now have to rely upon Alvaro Negredo and perhaps even Steven Jovetic as Aguero will certainly miss a December 26 fixture against Liverpool and could even be potentially out for January trips to Newcastle United (January 12) and Tottenham Hotspur (January 29).

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