Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League opener against Juventus on Tuesday night.
The 27-year-old missed training on Monday morning and Manuel Pellegrini confirmed at a press conference after the session the striker’s absence for the visit of the Italian champions.
Aguero suffered a heavy blow to his knee and was substituted after 24 minutes of the Premier League leaders’ 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
However, the City boss did confirm that David Silva and Raheem Sterling, who missed out against Palace due to respective ankle and hamstring problems, are both available.
As well as Aguero, Fernandinho, an ever-present for City this season in midfield, and Samir Nasri were also not involved in the session.
Pellegrini hopes both will be ready to play some part on Tuesday, though.
Holding midfielder Fernando has not featured so far this term due to a groin problem, but he was back training with the squad.