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

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2014

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Updates from Sunday, May 11

Sergio Aguero has been confirmed for today's match against West Ham, Manchester City announced:


Updates from Friday, May 9

Sergio Aguero has been declared fit for Manchester City's title-decider against West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed, via Manchester Evening News' Rob Dawson:


Updates from Tuesday, May 6

Sergio Aguero is unavailable for Manchester City's penultimate match of the season against Aston Villa.

The Independent's Ian Herbert reported from Manuel Pellegrini's press conference:

The Telegraph's Mark Ogden reports Aguero may also miss the final weekend of the season when City host West Ham: 


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In a moment of seconds, Sergio Aguero brought Manchester City both joy and despair. 

Just after scoring an equalising goal in the first half against Everton on Saturday, he appeared to tweak his groin and had to leave the match. From the Premier League on Twitter:

Aguero has battled with injuries for much of the season, but if he is unable to play in City's final two matches, it will be a huge blow for a team battling with Liverpool for the Premier League title. 

While Yaya Toure leads City with 19 goals, Aguero's 17 tallies in just 23 appearances makes him the league's most consistent finisher this year outside of Liverpool's Luis Suarez. Without him, City are forced to rely on Edin Dzeko (who has been inconsistent), Alvaro Negredo (who is in pretty poor form) or Steven Jovetic (who hasn't played much this season and is inexperienced in the Premier League).

In other words, without Aguero, the forward position is a bit more of a question mark than it is a strength. This isn't the time of the season for question marks.

Of course, this was Aguero's fear, as his teammate, Martin Demichelis, told Dean Jones of the Mirror before the Crystal Palace match:

Kun is a little bit afraid. He has this fear inside his head because of all his injuries and with the World Cup fast approaching. But he probably ­arrives at the World Cup in his best physical form and we all know that when he is physically OK, he makes a ­difference on the pitch.

The guy takes care of himself and is really careful, but you can’t know if you are going to get injured or not.

More often than not, Aguero's seemed to pick up a knock this year.