Aguero out for the season – Guardiola | Soccer


Sergio Aguero won’t play once more for Manchester Metropolis this season and can now focus upon recovering in time for Argentina’s World Cup marketing campaign, his membership supervisor Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Aguero underwent keyhole surgical procedure on his proper knee in Barcelona earlier this week after he failed to completely get better from a heavy problem by Ashley Younger in Metropolis’s Three-2 derby defeat towards Manchester United.

United’s shock 1-Zero loss to West Brom final weekend meant Metropolis wrapped up the Premier League title with 5 matches to spare and Aguero, who was named within the PFA Workforce of the 12 months, won’t characteristic once more on the Etihad Stadium till 2018-19.

Requested whether or not the 29-year-old’s season was over, Guardiola instructed a information convention: “Right here, yeah. It’s 4 or 5 weeks. Hopefully we’re going to attempt for him to be prepared for the World Cup.

“He’s in Barcelona proper now for the primary a part of the rehabilitation.”

Aguero’s consideration is now firmly fastened upon Argentina’s World Cup opener towards Iceland in Moscow on June 16.

Jorge Sampaoli has ample hanging choices at his disposal – Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala had been disregarded of his squad for final month’s friendlies towards Italy and Spain – however Metropolis’s all-time main scorer had seemed set to be a key a part of their tilt for World Cup glory in an assault led by Lionel Messi.

Nonetheless, Argentina’s crew physician Homero D’Agostino stated this week that he fears Aguero will battle to be at peak health by the point Russia 2018 comes round.

“That a participant has undergone an arthroscopy with 60 days to go earlier than the World Cup is worrying,” D’Agostino instructed Radio 10.

“The restoration course of would require at the least 5 weeks. When one has outdated accidents, the restoration course of will not be as quick as one would love it to be. It is by no means going to be lower than three or 4 weeks, or much more.

“I think about that he won’t arrive 100 per cent match with the restricted time that’s left earlier than the World Cup. The anatomy is the anatomy. The damage is what it’s. He can attempt however I do not assume he’ll arrive 100 per cent.

“The necessary factor is to know what he had. The medical doctors would have tried to resolve the problem in a conservative method, non-surgically, however they had been unsuccessful. The arthroscopy is a course of that you simply do when there are outdated accidents.”

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