Man City striker Sergio Aguero confirms knee surgery

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed he is recovering from keyhole surgery on his knee.

The Argentine missed City’s 3-1 victory over Tottenham on Saturday. His last appearance came during last week’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Liverpool when he was introduced as a 66th-minute substitute.

City manager Pep Guardiola said last week he remained hopeful the 29-year-old would be available for the “last games” of the season when questioned about Aguero’s injury.

But with just five league matches remaining and the title already wrapped up, City can afford to be cautious with Aguero ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

Aguero is expected to be a key man for Argentina, who play their first match of the tournament against Iceland in Moscow on June 16.

The player tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: “Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee. Fully motivated to get back soon to the field.”

When asked about Aguero last week, Guardiola said: “I said he’s not ready. I don’t know. We cannot forget he was one month injured.

“He made a huge effort because after the action from Ashley Young against United with the problem with knee he could not train, he played the last 20 minutes [against Liverpool] and after the game he said: ‘I cannot run, I have a lot of pain, I cannot run’.

“I don’t know about Swansea if he’ll be ready but hopefully for the last games if we need him and especially for the World Cup.”

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