Tuesday December 9th, 2014

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could miss up to six weeks due to ligament damage in his left knee, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Tuesday.

Aguero sustained the injury in the second minute of Saturday's 1-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League. The Argentine striker limped off the pitch after a challenge with Muhamed Besic.

Speaking before Tuesday's Champions League match against Roma, Pellegrini said Aguero underwent a scan and could miss "four, five or six weeks." Pellegrini added that he could not be more specific with the timetable for Aguero. A four-week absence would cost Aguero and City seven games, including five in the Premier League.

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City, which won the league last year, currently trails Chelsea for first place by three points.

On Sunday, Pellegrini said Aguero's injury is "a big problem."

"It is very difficult when you have trouble with your ligament to recover in three days."

Aguero leads the Premier League with 14 goals.

MIke Fiammetta

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