Published:26 October 2020
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday that striker Sergio Aguero was ruled out of the Champions League trip to Olympique Marseille on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury and could be out of action for 2 to 4 weeks.
In Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham United, Sergio Aguero was withdrawn at halftime with Pep Guardiola announcing the 32-year-old had a muscular problem, just one week after making his first game of the season after knee surgery.
Pep Guardiola told the media that it depends on the injury, they expect a minimum of 10-15 days for sure, or it may be 3 weeks or a month. He said when a player is out with a knee issue for 4 or 5 months, there is always a risk when going back to the field.
He pointed out that they tried to handle it as best as possible, playing him for 50-55 minutes in the matches, but it wasn't enough to sustain it and get him through the matches.
And they knew that Aguero wasn't in the best form against Arsenal, but it was necessary for him to play 60 minutes without the strikers that they had. They have to be calm and hope that he will recover as soon as possible.