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Pellegrini optimistic on Aguero injury

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hoping Sergio Aguero will be out for only 2 weeks

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, center, keeps Wigan's James McArthur at bay during their English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Etihad Stadi...
Manchester City's Kun Aguero, from Argentina, top right, attends a training session with his teammates at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tu...
Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini, center, on the stands, waits for the start of the Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match...
Barcelona's Jordi Alba, left jumps above Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC B...

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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, center, keeps Wigan's James McArthur at bay during their English FA Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Etihad Stadi...

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Manchester City's Kun Aguero, from Argentina, top right, attends a training session with his teammates at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tu...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini, center, on the stands, waits for the start of the Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match...

Spain Soccer Champions League

Barcelona's Jordi Alba, left jumps above Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC B...

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping Sergio Aguero will be out for only two weeks after the striker injured his hamstring against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Aguero was substituted at halftime during the 2-1 loss at the Nou Camp and the Argentina forward underwent a scan in Manchester on Thursday.

A two-week absence would rule Aguero out of the derby match against Manchester United on March 25.

"Sergio will know on Saturday what he has," Pellegrini said on Friday. "I really don't know, but I don't think it is really very serious. I am hopeful he will (only) be injured for a couple of weeks."

The 25-year-old Aguero missed five games with a hamstring injury in February. He has 26 goals in 28 matches this season.


Updated : 2021-03-08 11:34 GMT+08:00