Pep Guardiola confirms Sergio Aguero is out for rest of season
By Calum Wilson
Last Updated: 20/04/18 2:49pm
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Sergio Aguero will miss the rest of Man City's season but could be ready for the World Cup.
The striker underwent successful keyhole surgery on a knee injury, which the club have called a "minor" operation designed to correct a problem he has been playing through since sustaining it in training in March.
City decided to go ahead with the surgery at the time, given they have already won the Premier League title and are not competing in the latter stages of either the Champions League or the FA Cup.
Aguero missed City's 3-1 victory over Tottenham, his last appearance coming as a second-half substitute in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg defeat to Liverpool.
When asked if his season was over, City boss Guardiola said: "Here, yes. It is four or five weeks [out]. Hopefully he is going to be ready for the World Cup and he will be ready for the next season.
"He is in Barcelona right now, for the first part of the rehabilitation he is going to be there."
Despite Guardiola's hope that Aguero could return in time for this summer's World Cup, Argentina Football Association doctor Homero D'Agostino expressed a more cautionary tone.
He told TyC Sports that Aguero "is not going to be 100 per cent in shape with so little time prior to the World Cup".
The World Cup begins in Russia on June 14, with Argentina's first match taking place against Iceland two days later.
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