June 23, 2020 / 4:22 PM / 2 months ago

Man City's injured Aguero to fly to Barcelona to see specialist

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Burnley - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - June 22, 2020 Manchester City's Sergio Aguero walks off to be substituted after sustaining an injury, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Martin Rickett/Pool via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will fly to Barcelona to have a specialist look at his knee after he picked up an injury in Monday’s 5-0 win over Burnley, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Aguero was fouled in the box by Burnley defender Ben Mee and the Argentina international went down clutching his knee before he was withdrawn with Gabriel Jesus coming on as a substitute.

City boss Pep Guardiola said after the game he feared Aguero could miss the rest of the season and revealed the 32-year-old had been struggling with a knee problem the past few weeks.

"Sergio Aguero suffered damage to his left knee in the 5-0 win over Burnley on Monday evening," the club said in a statement here

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

While second-placed City’s chances of reducing the 20-point gap to league leaders Liverpool are slim with eight games to go, a long-term absence for Aguero will leave Guardiola short of strikers when the Champions League resumes.

City lead 2-1 against Real Madrid from the away leg of their last-16 match and are hoping to reach August’s ‘Final Eight’ of the competition in Lisbon.

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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