Sergio Aguero Injury: Updates on Manchester City Star's Hamstring and Return

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 12, 2014

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during their English League Cup final soccer match against Sunderland at Wembley Stadium, London, England, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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Updates from Tuesday, April 15

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed on Tuesday that Sergio Aguero suffered no ill-effects after his comeback at Liverpool, and will be fit to face Sunderland.

Pellegrini said, via City's official Twitter:


Updates from Sunday, April 13

Manchester City announced Sergio Aguero is fit to play today, if needed:

Updates from Friday, April 11

Sergio Aguero is fit and "doesn't have a problem" ahead of Manchester City's title showdown with Liverpool.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed, via City's official Twitter:


Updates from Thursday, April 10

Mail Online Sport has the latest on Sergio Aguero's rehab of his hamstring injury:

Updates from Friday, April 4

Sergio Aguero will not feature at Southampton on Saturday, but is targeting the title showdown with Liverpool.

Manuel Pellegrini revealed via Rob Dawson of Manchester Evening News:


Updates from Thursday, April 3

Sergio Aguero is expected to take his place on Manchester City's bench against Southampton on Saturday, ahead of the looming title showdown with Liverpool.

Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News reports:

‘Kun’ is unlikely to start against the Saints, but manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to put him on the bench, and then bring him back to the starting line-up in the crucial showdown at Liverpool next week.

It appeared Aguero was losing his fight to be ready for Southampton when he said in a TV interview: “With this recovery I am trying to do my best to be able to play again but I cannot do it in a hurry.”

But it transpired that interview was recorded last week and this week Aguero has stepped up his recovery programme and has trained with the full squad.


Updates from Tuesday, April 1

Sergio Aguero has confessed he won't rush his return for Manchester City due to fear of ruling himself out of the World Cup.

Aguero told DirecTV, per Sky Sports:

With this recovery I am trying to do my best to be able to play again, but I cannot do it in a hurry.

I do think to myself if something happens now, I will lose the rest of the Premier League season and the World Cup.


Updates from Friday, March 28

Sergio Aguero will be missing once again when Manchester City visit Arsenal on Saturday.

City's official Twitter passed down the news:


Updates from Monday, March 24

Sergio Aguero is definitely out of Manchester City's trip to Old Trafford, confirmed by Manuel Pellegrini on Monday.

City's official Twitter reported:


Updates from Friday, March 21

Sergio Aguero will not be fit in time to face Manchester United, according to reports emerging from Manuel Pellegrini's press conference on Friday.

BBC Sports claims:


Updates from Saturday, March 15

Sergio Aguero tweeted an update on his injury:

Updates from Friday, March 14

Sergio Aguero may miss the Manchester derby after it was revealed he is out for at least a week.

Manuel Pellegrini wasn't specific in his predicted timeframe, but Manchester City's official Twitter feed noted the following:

City face United on March 25, and the Telegraph's Mark Ogden speculated:


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Despite putting together a fantastic season when healthy, Sergio Aguero continues to be slowed down by hamstring issues.    

The Manchester City forward got the start in the club's Champions League match against Barcelona, but the injury forced him out at halftime, according to the Daily Mail:

City entered Wednesday's match down 2-0 in the aggregate score, but Aguero missed the first leg as well as the entire month of February with his hamstring issue. The club hoped that the leading scorer's return could help make up the deficit.

Unfortunately, Aguero struggled mightily before coming out of the match for Edin Dzeko, as noted by Squawka Football:

When healthy, the Argentine has been one of the top scorers in Europe. Despite missing time and only making 17 appearances, Aguero ranks third in the English Premier League with 15 goals, trailing only Liverpool teammates Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

He also contributed six goals in Champions League play and eight more in the FA Cup.

The 25-year-old player's contributions are a big reason Manchester City have the second-best offense in the EPL and currently sit in a top-four position. However, another extended absence by Aguero could make it difficult to contend for a title.


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