Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has confirmed on social media that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
The Argentine forward has struggled with injury problems ever since a knee injury sustained towards the back end of the last campaign, and has since failed to put together a string of successive appearances for Pep Guardiola.
The latest set back for the Argentine means he could be ruled out for a further two games, after confirming on social media on Thursday afternoon that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
It had been reported over the past few weeks that Aguero had come into close contact with someone, presumed to be a member of his immediate family, who had tested positive for Coronavirus themselves. That ensured that Aguero was placed into a precautionary isolation period until subsequent testing proved his results.
This recent testing however has confirmed that Sergio Aguero has contracted Covid-19, and the Argentine forward has also confirmed he has symptoms of the virus too.
Writing on Twitter this afternoon, Aguero said:
"After a close contact, I've been self-isolating and the latest test I took was positive for COVID 19. I had some symptoms and I'm following doctor's orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!"
As per the government guidelines for isolation, Sergio Aguero will be out of action for at least 10 days - meaning he will miss the FA Cup fourth round trip to Cheltenham Town, and the Premier League fixtures against West Brom and Sheffield United.
We wish Sergio Aguero, and all those who may have come into contact with the virus close to the Argentine, a very speedy recovery!
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