Sergio Aguero should only be side-lined for a month, despite being stretchered out of Eastlands against Southampton.
When the Premier League champions’ top scorer went down clutching his knee ten minutes into City’s 3-2 win over The Saints, many feared the diminutive Argentine could have suffered ligament damage.
But scans have shown no major damage and the 24 year old could return as early September 15 when the Blues face Stoke.
Roberto Mancini spoke to The Independent, “I don’t think Sergio will be out for a long and we are hoping he will be back after the international break…we feared he could be out for six months or maybe even more which would have been very bad news.”
Aguero managed 30 goals in all competitions for the Manchester club last term, including the notorious stoppage time, title winning goal against Queens Park Rangers.
With an international break at the start of September, City may only be without their £38 million striker for two games.