Aguero to see knee specialist in Barcelona, doubtful for season run-in

Sergio Aguero’s 2019-20 season may already be over after Manchester City confirmed on Tuesday that the striker will travel to Barcelona for a specialist examination on his left knee.
The Argentine pulled up with an injury during City’s routine 5-0 win over Burnley on Monday night, sparking fears that he would have to spend time on the sidelines.
Pep Guardiola confirmed after the match that the attacker’s chances of a swift return did “not look good” and that he had been struggling with a niggle even before the match.
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Now, however, it has been confirmed that specialist Dr Ramon Cugat will examine Aguero, with the severity of the issue currently unknown.
Taking to Twitter following City’s update, the 32-year-old wrote: “The scans I did this morning have confirmed that I have damaged my left knee. It’s a pity but I’m in good spirits and so focused to come back as soon as possible. Thank you very much for all your messages!”
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The news comes as a blow to the Etihad outfit, who will have wanted their striking talisman fit and firing for the season run-in. While the Premier League title is all but wrapped up, City currently boasts a 2-1 first-leg lead over Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.
An FA Cup quarter-final date against Newcastle also has to be taken in before the season’s end, but it will be Europe’s premier club competition that City will be focusing on, with a European ban appeal still to be decided upon.
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