Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for the opening two months of the Premier League season with a knee injury.
The Argentine suffered the problem in June, leading to him only making one appearance after the top-flight resumed after lockdown. He has undergone surgery to rectify the injury but that is set to rule him out for the next two weeks of action, which will include matches against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Arsenal and Leeds United, amongst others.
The forward is also set to miss the side’s opening UEFA Champions League matches of the 2020/21 campaign.
Talking of Aguero’s injury, Pep Guardiola said: “We knew that the injury was difficult. He’s doing the job. I think maybe in one month, two months, he will be ready.
“He has to come back on the pitch and regain the physical condition. Sergio was a long time and Sergio is not a guy who regains the physical condition quick.
“He still did not make one training session with us.”
In Aguero’s absence, Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus is surely set to occupy the centre-forward position at the Etihad Stadium. The striker, who scored 23 goals in all competitions last term, sits at odds of 7/2 with William Hill to net the opening goal of the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday evening,