Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero’s 2013-14 season has been hampered by injuries at regular intervals. A world-class footballer, he has been restricted to just 22 Premier League appearances this campaign.
The Argentina international picked up yet another knock on Saturday when he hobbled off the pitch with a suspected groin problem after just 26 minutes of their clash against Everton at Goodison Park.
The 25-year-old scored the equaliser for the Citizens midway through the first half when he shot home from inside the box after being played in by Yaya Toure. He appeared to be struggling while celebrating his goal and four minutes later was taken off by manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The immediate concern was that Aguero could be out of City’s final two matches of the season. After all, with the World Cup looming large, it might seem a good idea for the former Atletico Madrid striker not to rush from his injury and to take time to recover.
However, the forward has now taken to social networking site Twitter to allay the fans’ fears and reassure them that his substitution was just “a precaution” and that he is “fine”.
Thank you for your concern. I left just as a precaution. Fortunately I'm fine, happy for the goal, the win and keeping our dream alive.— Sergio Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) May 3, 2014
This will certainly be good news for City. Despite his restricted appearances, Aguero has scored 17 goals and provided six assists in the league and has proved to be a prized asset once again. It was his well-taken goal on Saturday that allowed the Citizens to launch a comeback and win the contest 3-2 at the Goodison.
City are now at the top of the league table with 80 points from 36 matches. Liverpool have the same number of points, but their inferior goal difference means that it is Pellegrini’s side who are in pole position to win the championship for the first time since 2012.