How another injury has stifled Sergio Aguero yet again this season

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The Manchester City star was in prolific form before a knee injury hampered his season and it is not the first time this has happened.

Sergio Aguero has the potential to be a world class striker but must shake off the constant injuries he picks up if he to be considered in that bracket.

The Argentine started off the season in prolific form, quickly reaching 14 league goals in 14 games but a knee injury he picked up against Everton at the start of December stifled all the momentum he had built up.

Aguero has been on the verge of doing something special for a long time but has a nasty habit of retreating to the treatment table at crucial stages of the season.

It is becoming a common theme and must now be recognised as a constant rather than an exception when he picks up a knock.

Describing him with the term ‘injury prone’ may be slightly harsh but the fact is Aguero has never really been able to string a full season of top class performances together at City.

Aguero made 48 appearances in his first season in England but has not reached anywhere near that tally since.

Obviously, his ability is unquestionable and his goal-scoring record speaks for itself. Aguero has one of the best goals-to-minute ratios in Premier League history but unfortunately he can’t stay fit to complete a season.

When he plays, City are usually a much greater threat going forward but since he returned from this years’ knock his goals have completely dried up. He has scored just three league goals in 2015 and has been overtaken in the goal-scoring charts by Diego Costa and Harry Kane.

In both seasons City have won the title, Aguero has picked up injuries meaning others have had to step in, the difference is nobody has really taken on that mantle this year.

For example, when City claimed their second Premier League title last season, Edin Dzeko scored eight in 10 games at the end of the campaign when Aguero was struggling for consistency.

Aguero must prove that he can stay fit consistently to be considered a world class player and his dip in form this season means he does not deserve to be considered for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year award.

Kane, David De Gea and Eden Hazard are all more worthy winners than Aguero.

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