‘Stupid’ injury for City’s Kun Aguero
LONDON - Reuters
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says his team’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (R) has picked up a ‘stupid’ foot injury ahead of the Sunderland clash. AFP photoTitle-chasing Manchester City will be without striker Sergio Aguero for Saturday’s Premier League clash at home to Sunderland after picking up a “stupid” foot injury, manager Roberto Mancini said on March 30.
“It is a stupid injury,” Mancini told a news conference. “It was not his fault but he can’t play with this injury; for one day, 10 days or two weeks, I don’t know.”
Mancini, who has Aguero’s fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez available again, would not give details of the injury.
“I’m really disappointed. I hope (it’s not weeks) because we can lose our top striker for stupid things. He couldn’t play against Stoke and can’t play tomorrow. I hope he can recover for Arsenal next weekend.”
City, who is three points behind Manchester United, can return to the top with victory over Sunderland as United are not in action until Monday away against Blackburn Rovers.
Tevez has made two appearances as a substitute since patching up his relationship with the club following his refusal to warm up in the Champions League against Bayern Munich in September and Mancini said the former talisman could be ready for a larger role in City’s eight remaining league games.
“He is improving but I don’t think he can start,” Mancini said. “But I think he can play more time, he is improving every week.”
City could also welcome back defender Vincent Kompany after he missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
He used his Twitter feed for the good news, saying: “Just had my second training session with the team. If all goes to plan I will be available for the Sunderland game.”