Sergio Aguero to travel to Barcelona for knee injury surgery assessment with Man City fearing he could miss season – The Sun

Sergio Aguero to travel to Barcelona for knee injury surgery assessment with Man City fearing he could miss season – The Sun

June 23, 2020

SERGIO AGUERO will visit a knee specialist in Barcelona amid fears he could miss the rest of the season.

During last night's victory over Burnley, the Manchester City striker was forced off after being brought down in the penalty area by Ben Mee on the verge of half-time.

On Tuesday, the club confirmed plans to send Aguero to Spain for an assessment by Dr Ramon Cugat.

Barcelona-based surgeon Cugat is dubbed the 'Messi of medicine' and is the man who extended Man City boss Guardiola's playing career.

With only a few weeks left until the 2019/20 campaign finally ends, there are fears the 32-year-old Aguero will have to sit out all remaining games.

A City statement read: "Sergio Aguero suffered damage to his left knee in our recent 5-0 win over Burnley.

"The striker will now travel to Barcelona to see Dr Ramon Cugat for further examination.

"Everyone at City wishes Sergio the best with his recovery."

Aguero, on his first start since the coronavirus shutdown, twisted awkwardly in the challenge that won a spot-kick for City.

Pep Guardiola admitted after the win that the forward's injury "does not look good" after suffering from pain in his knee for a number of weeks.

The coach stated last night: "We'll see tomorrow in a better way what he has.

"He felt something in his knee. He has struggled in the last month, some pain in his knee, so we will see.

"The doctor says it will take time. A few games [out] for sure."

Dr Cugat is a man Guardiola has trusted for many years and is the Spaniard's first port of call for his players' knee injuries.

In fact, some attribute Leroy Sane's decision not to use the Barcelona medic when treating his knee problem last year with doing significant damage to his and Pep's relationship, ahead of the winger's imminent exit.

Lionel Messi, Xavi, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte have all been operated on at Dr Cugat's Catalonia hospital.

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