Aguero set to be out for four weeks

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out for at least four weeks after picking up a knee injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win over Everton, according to Sky Sports.

The Argentine went down while challenging for the ball barely two minutes into the game, leading to a lengthy stoppage which eventually resulted in him tearfully leaving the pitch and being led down into the dressing room, to be replaced by youngster Jose Angel Pozo.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted during his post-match interviews that Aguero was likely to miss Wednesday’s crucial Champions League visit to Roma – in which only a score draw or a victory would send them through to the last 16 – but was unable to announce a timescale for the player’s absence.

However, he is said to have had further tests on Monday which have confirmed that he will be out until the New Year, meaning that as well as the trip to the Italian capital, Aguero would miss the entirety of City’s busy festive programme – a major blow given the scintillating form he has shown this season.

As a result, Pozo may be given a larger role in the first-team during the intervening period, while Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic will be expected to take on Aguero’s responsibilities.

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