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Aguero recovering from minor knee surgery

AFP  |  London 

Manchester City striker is recovering from on his but said today that he is "motivated" to get back on the pitch soon.

The Argentine -- City's record goalscorer -- has been troubled by a problem in his left for the past five weeks.

On Friday, City boss Pep Guardiola admitted he was unsure when the 29-year-old, who has scored 30 goals this season and 199 in total for the club, would be fit again.

Aguero has now had in a bid to resolve the issue.

"Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee," he tweeted. "Fully motivated to get back soon to the field."

No timescale for his recovery has been given but, with City already crowned champions, in Russia, which starts in June, will be his main target.

Aguero has not started a game since City's victory over Chelsea on March 4, although he was an unused substitute against Basel on March 7.

Following a month-long lay-off he returned to action as a late substitute in the defeat to Manchester United on April 7, when he was hurt in a controversial challenge from that went unpunished.

After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City's quarter-final against on April 10. Again, he was only able to appear as a second-half substitute.

With the issue still bothering him, he was ruled out of last Saturday's 3-1 win at Tottenham, with Guardiola casting doubt over whether the forward would play again this season.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 21:30 IST
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