Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has undergone knee surgery in Barcelona yesterday and said the operation went well.
“Everything went well, and I’ll soon begin recovery,” Aguero said on Twitter with a photograph of himself lying in a hospital bed.
Pep Guardiola told reporters earlier in the day that the 32-year-old would have the operation on his left knee.
The club’s record goalscorer limped off with the injury in Monday’s 5-0 Premier League home win over Burnley.
City boss said after the game he feared the Argentine could miss the rest of the league season which ends in July.
“After the surgery… he will tell us with more accuracy when he can come back,” he told reporters ahead of tonight’s game at Chelsea.
Aguero flew to Barcelona on Tuesday to see specialist doctor Ramon Cugat and City will be hoping the player might return in time for the Champions League when it resumes in August.
Guardiola said City had plenty of options, with Gabriel Jesus the only main striker fit and ready but Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling are able to slot into the role.