Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City boss, has confirmed striker Sergio Aguero will be out for a few weeks with the thigh injury he sustained in Saturday’s win against Chelsea.
The fact has been confirmed by Guardiola in his pre-match press conference ahead of facing Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League tomorrow night.
The 31-year-old limped off late in the second half of City’s win over Chelsea on Saturday. His absence comes at a bad time for the club.
“Sergio will be bad. The feeling is it’s a muscular problem,” said Guardiola.
“But Gabriel has made one of the best starts of this season.
“If Sergio cannot play in the next games, we will see tomorrow – and I’m sorry I don’t know exactly what he has – Gabriel is our option.
“Of course Sterling can play there in that position but Gabriel is going to play there, sure.”
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In the Premier League, City are in third place and a whopping nine points back on leaders Liverpool.
The 31-year-old Aguero has netted nine times for City this season. He remains one of the most deadly finishers in the game.
It’s likely Jesus will be given a prolonged run, and there will be big shoes for the Brazilian to fill.
The Blues need a point to secure a place in the knockout phase of the Champions League. A win would ensure they finish top of Group C and seeded for the draw for next round.