Pellegrini reveals extent of Aguero injury

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has played down reports that Sergio Aguero is injured again, stating that the star forward was substituted yesterday as a precaution.

The Argentina international is a key man in the Etihad Stadium outfit’s title hopes and has been on sidelines recently due to injury.

Aguero returned to the action recently, scoring against Liverpool, but was withdrawn from the action yesterday in his side’s 3-1 win over Southampton.

The home faithful will have been concerned that the South American hitman was hurt again and could be unavailable for upcoming games, but Pellegrini has but their minds to rest.

“I spoke with Aguero before the game and we said he would play 65 minutes,” BBC Sport quote the Chilean coach as saying.

“He has a kick on his heel, but nothing important. He has played three games in a row and that’s why he came off.

“It’s important to see with the medical staff how he recovers from this game. It’s hopefully nothing serious.”

Aguero scored the decisive goal to land City their first Premier League title and has been a prominent force over recent years for the ambitious club.

Last season’s top goalscorer leaves big shoes to fill when he is unavailable, with Pellegrini’s charges not looking as menacing when Aguero does not play.