Leading Premier League club Manchester City’s blazing striker Sergio Aguero will miss the clash against Stoke City on Monday due to the knee injury he suffered while doing training during the weekend.
Along with today’s match, the 29-year-old forward will also miss friendly internationals against Italy and Spain as he has been sidelined for at least two weeks.
“During yesterday’s training I had a discomfort on my left knee,” Aguero said on Twitter.
“The club’s doctors told me I’ll be back with the team in approximately two weeks. Now it’s time for a full recovery!”
However, Aguero’s absence should not affect City’s attack at all as they will are the favourable side today and history between the two can easily prove that. Manchester City have lost only two times in their last seven meetings against Stoke City, winning four and drawing the other one. But today’ encounter is not at Etihad Stadium which states that there are chances that Stoke can fire back.
In Aguero’s absence, City’s attack is likely to be led by Gabriel Jesus. After Stoke City, they will next face Everton on March 31.
Meanwhile, Argentina will play Italy at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 23 and then face Spain in Madrid four days later as part of their World Cup preparations.
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