Sergio Aguero might be out of motion for an additional two months, Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has revealed.
The striker has not performed since present process knee surgical procedure in June.
There had initially been hope the 32-year-old can be match for the latter levels of the Champions League in August.
Nonetheless, that date handed and the goal grew to become the beginning of the brand new Premier League season.
However this can even be missed with Aguero, who scored 23 targets final time period, nonetheless not again in full coaching.
Guardiola mentioned: “We knew that the damage was troublesome. In possibly one month or two months he can be prepared.
“He has to come back again on the pitch and regain the bodily situation.
“Sergio was out for a very long time and Sergio is just not a man who regains the bodily situation fast.”
Metropolis start their 2019-20 marketing campaign after their brief summer time break at Wolves on Monday.
Just a few weeks in the past there appeared a chance Metropolis might have had Lionel Messi of their ranks.
Nothing materialised, nonetheless, because the 33-year-old finally opted to remain on the Nou Camp.
Guardiola was unwilling to debate how shut Metropolis got here to pulling off a coup for his former Barca protege.
He mentioned: “Leo defined fairly nicely his emotions. I don’t have something so as to add. He’s a soccer participant for Barcelona, the membership I really like. I’ve nothing extra to say.”
Requested whether or not a transfer might be resurrected in future, Guardiola added: “I don’t know. It’s a query for Leo Messi. I can not speak concerning the intentions for different individuals.”