Manchester City striker Aguero out for up to six weeks with knee injury

The Argentine has damaged knee ligaments but avoided a more serious injury and is expected to be back in action in January, though he will miss the busy December period

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will be out of action for up to six weeks with the knee injury sustained in Saturday’s 1-0 win against Everton, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed.

Aguero has scored 19 goals in the Premier League and Champions League this season, but will now miss City’s crunch clash with Roma on Wednesday as well as several top flight matches.

Fears that the Argentina striker could miss the rest of the season were quickly dismissed on Saturday evening as speculation over the extent of his injury grew.

And a scan on Sunday revealed that while he suffered damage to his knee ligament, he avoided a break and should therefore be back in action with Pellegrini later confirming he will be out for “four, five, (or) six weeks”.

As well as Wednesday’s match in Italy, which will decide the club’s European fate this season, Aguero could also miss games against Leicester City, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Burnley and Sunderland, as well as an FA third-round clash with Sheffield Wednesday.