Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has confirmed Sergio Aguero will be out “for a few weeks” with the thigh injury he sustained in Saturday’s win against Chelsea.
The 31-year-old hobbled off after 77 minutes of the 2-1 victory.
“Sergio will be out for a few games,” said Guardiola.
The manager added Aguero will “need a miracle” to be fit for the Manchester derby on 7 December.
Gabriel Jesus, who has featured mainly from the bench this season, is expected to feature more prominently during Aguero’s absence.
The Brazillian, who has scored five goals in 16 appearances, said: “I am not happy Sergio is injured.”
Jesus is likely to lead the line when Manchester City host Shakhtar in the Champions League on Tuesday.
City will qualify for the last 16 if they record victory at the Etihad.
“The position we have is good but we have not qualified yet,” said Guardiola. “Tomorrow is a chance.”
Aguero’s injury is the latest for City, who are already without centre-back Aymeric Laporte, winger Leroy Sane and full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko.
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