MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is stretchered off after sustaining an injury during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
According to the Guardian, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of action for a month after having scans on an injury he sustained in the 3-2 victory against Southampton on Sunday.
The Argentinian picked up a knee injury after a tackle from Saints right back Nathaniel Clyne in the first half of the match, which required lengthy medical treatment and ultimately resulted in him being stretchered to the changing rooms. There was some concern that the injury could have been severe given Aguero's obvious pain and the ugly-looking twist his knee sustained, but fortunately the problem turns out to have been more minor than initially feared. Aguero tweeted: "Thank you all for your concern. I'm better but still resting with an ice pack on the swollen area. And very eager to start recovery physio tomorrow! I'll keep you posted. All the best!"
Although the international break means that the impact on the Blues' campaign will be minimalised, Aguero will certainly miss Manchester City's fixture at Anfield against Liverpool and the following home game against Queen's Park Rangers, and could also be out for the game against Stoke City the following week.