The car crash that kept Sergio Aguero from Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea could be the tip of the iceberg.
Man City had said they expect Aguero to miss between two and four weeks, but Argentina doctor Donato Villani says the striker will miss even more time.
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While Villani may have been speaking to underscore Aguero’s desperation at missing CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, he doesn’t make the injury sound insignificant.
“He is going to be out for a month-and-a-half – minimum. He is unable to leave his house, or get in or out of the car. He was feeling very bad because he wanted to be here.”
Aguero has six goals and three assists in six Premier League matches for City, adding another goal in two Champions League appearances.
Argentina is tied for the fifth spot in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, which will play New Zealand in an international playoff. It’s also a point ahead of Chile and three out of second.
A slightly favorable schedule does see Argentina hosting Peru on Thursday before going to Ecuador on Oct. 10. A win over Peru, also on 24 points, would go a long way to sending Argentina to Russia.