Man City’s Aguero in Spain for check on knee injury

LONDON (AFP) – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will travel to Spain for further tests on a knee injury that threatens to his season.

The Argentine aggravated a problem that had bothered him for more than a month during the first half of City’s 5-0 win over Burnley recently.

He was seen clutching his left knee before and after a foul by Ben Mee that earned City a penalty at the Etihad Stadium.

After the Premier League clash, City manager Pep Guardiola admitted Aguero’s campaign may be over.

In an indication that the problem is serious, City revealed on Tuesday that they are sending the 32-year-old to see Ramon Cugat, a doctor in Barcelona.

“Sergio Aguero suffered damage to his left knee in our recent 5-0 win over Burnley,” City said on their Twitter account.

“The striker will travel to Barcelona to see Dr Ramon Cugat for further examination. Everyone at City wishes Sergio the best with his recovery.”

Cugat, who has known Guardiola since the manager’s days at Barcelona, has previously treated City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and the club’s former defender Vincent Kompany.

“The scans I did this morning have confirmed that I have damaged my left knee,” Aguero tweeted.

Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero sits on the pitch after injuring his knee during the match against Burnley. PHOTO: AP