Sergio Aguero is set to undergo knee surgery this week after suffering an injury during Manchester City’s win over Burnley on Monday evening.
The Argentina international was forced off with a knee problem shortly before half time at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola’s side sealed a comfortable 5-0 victory.
But Aguero is now expected to miss the remainder of City’s Premier League campaign with the striker’s father, Leonel Del Castillo, confirming that surgery is due to take place in Barcelona this week.
“His knee was already hurting and he got it stuck during the game,” Aguero’s father told Radio La Red.
“They believe it’s the meniscus, although they will do an MRI to confirm it.
“I estimate that they will operate on him in Barcelona on Thursday or Friday.
“The doctors knew that this could happen to him at any time.
“He wants to have a quick operation now to see if he can be available for the Champions League.”
Speaking after City’s win over Burnley, Guardiola was sceptical over Aguero’s chances of playing again this season.
“I’m not a doctor, but it doesn’t look good,” he said. “He felt something in his knee. He has struggled in the last month, some pain in his knee, so we will see.”