Manchester City are likely to be without star striker Sergio Aguero for Wednesday’s pivotal Champions League clash with Roma after being forced off early in the win over Everton on Saturday, writes BBC
Barely two minutes had been played at the Etihad Stadium when the Argentine appeared to overstretch when challenging for the ball inside the Everton half, and after receiving treatment for several minutes, he tearfully left the field to be replaced by youngster Jose Angel Pozo.
It has now emerged that he has suffered knee ligament damage, although the full extent is not yet known, but it now looks impossible for Aguero to feature at the Stadio Olimpico, where City need a score draw or a win to book their place in the knockout stages, providing that CSKA Moscow do not beat Real Madrid.
Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are set to start in the Italian capital, but Aguero will be a huge miss for City, having scored 14 Premier League goals this season and caught the eye with some outstanding individual performances.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “Probably he’ll miss the game. It is a big problem. It is very difficult when you have trouble with your ligament to recover in three days.”
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