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Sergio Aguero undergoes knee surgery, in race to be fit for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss the rest of the Premier League season after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.

football Updated: Apr 18, 2018 12:47 IST
Reuters, Manchester
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Sergio Aguero, who is recovering from minor surgery on his knee, will look to recover before the 2018 FIFA World Cup.(Action Images via Reuters)

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero faces a race to be fit for Argentina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign after the Premier League champions said on Tuesday he will likely miss the rest of the season after having minor knee surgery.

The 29-year-old has not started a match since a 1-0 league victory over Chelsea on March 4. He suffered the injury during a training session and aggravated the problem in the Manchester derby after a challenge by United’s Ashley Young.

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His last appearance came from the bench against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final, second-leg last week when the striker claimed he “couldn’t run” after 24 minutes on the pitch.

Earlier on Tuesday, Aguero wrote on his Twitter account: “Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee. Fully motivated to get back soon to the field.”

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With the league title wrapped up and City’s Champions League campaign ended by Liverpool, the club can cope without their all-time leading scorer, who has 199 goals for the Manchester Club after scoring 30 in all competitions this season.

However, the striker is expected to be a key figure for Argentina, who play their opening World Cup match against Iceland on June 16.

First Published: Apr 18, 2018 11:09 IST