City’s Aguero set for injury layoff

Updated: December 16, 2013

Manchester, England ( – Manchester City forward Sergio
Aguero will miss an extended period of time after suffering a calf injury in
Saturday’s 6-3 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.

The Citizens’ leading scorer pulled up hurt early in the second half of
Saturday’s clash and was replaced by Jesus Navas in the 50th minute of play.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his striker will miss the busy
Christmas and New Year slate of games.

“I think he will be at least one month out,” the Chilean boss said.

Aguero has scored 18 goals in his last 16 games for City and is set to miss
Premier League clashes with Fulham, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Swansea and
Newcastle, as well as Tuesday’s Capital One Cup game at Leicester and the FA
Cup meeting with Newcastle.

Aguero confirmed his injury via Twitter on Monday:

“It’s confirmed – my calf injury will leave me out for at least a month. The
good news is recovery work starts today,” he said.