Manchester City striker and Argentine forward Sergio Aguero has confirmed a successful surgery on his injured knee.Aguero travelled to Barcelona to se
Manchester City striker and Argentine forward Sergio Aguero has confirmed a successful surgery on his injured knee.
Aguero travelled to Barcelona to see Dr. Cubat, a knee specialist, amid fears over a long term knee injury.
City boss Pep Guardiola, in a press conference ahead of Thursday’s tie against Chelsea, said it is too early to put a timescale on the 32-year-old’s return to action.
When asked if Aguero would be fit for the resumption of the Champions League on 7-8 August, City’s boss simply replied with : “I don’t know right now.”
He added: “Once he has finished the surgery we will know the time Sergio will come back to play with us.”
Aguero was forced off before half-time in the home side’s 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Monday, following a challenge by defender Ben Mee.
The challenge which earlier seemed harmless was reviewed by the VAR and the Cityzens were awarded a penalty, but that meant the end of action for Aguero who was subbed off immediately.
City are due to face Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with a 2-1 lead from the first leg in Spain.
Aguero tweeted on Wednesday via his verified handle ; “Everything went well and I will soon start with the recovery.
“Thank you so much to Dr. Cugat and his team and everyone for so much support.”
Manchester City face Chelsea on Thursday at Stamford Bridge and will be without the services of their all time highest goal scorer.