• Premier League

Pellegrini fears long Aguero injury

ESPN staff
December 18, 2013
Sergio Aguero may miss the Champions League tie against Barcelona © PA Photos

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini fears that star striker Sergio Aguero could be out for up to two months with a calf injury.

Aguero was forced off injured in the second-half of City's 6-3 demolition of Arsenal with Pellegrini hoping to have the Argentina international back within the month.

However, the outcome of the injury could be much more serious, with the Premier League's second top scorer potentially missing the glamour last 16 Champions League tie with Barcelona in February.

"I am not a doctor. It is very difficult," Pellegrini said after the 3-1 over Leicester in the Capital One Cup. "The doctor has said he has at least one month or eight weeks. We will see.

"I don't how many weeks but it will be at least one month. It is very difficult to know at this moment how many weeks it can be."

And City's injury list could add another long-term casualty with defender Pablo Zabaleta lasting only 11 minutes in the club's quarter-final victory over Leicester City.

The Argentina international was replaced by Dedryck Boyata after suffering what looked to be a hamstring injury.

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