Manchester City have been rocked by the news that star striker Sergio Aguero is to miss the upcoming Manchester derby on October 25th, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Argentinian hitman was stretchered off just 24th mins in to the recent 2-0 defeat to Ecuador, being replaced by former City man Carlos Tevez in the World Cup qualifier.
Aguero, who netted five goals in his last Premier League outing in 6-1 rout of Newcastle, told journalists, ‘I think I’ll be a month without playing.’
The 27-year old is reported to have suffered a thigh injury and is yet to return home to Manchester.
The injury would rule him out of ties against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Norwich as well as the crucial clashes with Sevilla in the Champions League and the derby with rivals Man Utd.
The club later confirmed his injury, stating ‘Sergio Aguero sadly lasted just 20 minutes of Argentina’s opening World Cup qualifier against Ecuador.’
‘The City striker pulled up holding his left hamstring while chasing a long ball downfield.’
Aguero’s latest injury leaves club boss Manuel Pellegrini only Wilfried Bony and Kelechi Iheanacho as recognised centre-forward options.