Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could face up to four weeks on the sidelines after cupping a hamstring injury while on international duty with Argentina, meaning he would miss the crunch Manchester derby against United at the end of the month, the Daily Star understands.
Aguero was scythed down in the game against Ecuador in their recent friendly game and had to be stretchered off.
The 27-year old South American signed a fresh £150,000-a-week deal at the Etihad last year [as per the Daily Mail], and has already undergone tests in Buenos Aires and will return to Manchester this weekend.
Aguero’s injury will come as a massive blow to City boss Manuel Pellegrini and the Citizens as the in-form Argentinian striker bagged five goals in his last game for his side against Newcastle United.
A City source said: “The fear is he will be missing for four weeks at least, but we will know more when he comes back from Argentina.”
The Manchester Derby takes place at Old Trafford on October 25th and the Citizens will be aiming to maintain their lead at the top of the summit and, of course, try to vanquish the memories of the humiliating 4-2 defeat at Old Trafford last season.
Aguero, once of Atletico Madrid has suffered muscle problems throughout the course of his career and his absence for the next few weeks could hinder Man City on their way to securing the Premier League title.