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Another blow for Man City as Guardiola fears ‘bad’ Aguero injury

Manchester City’s title hopes have potentially suffered yet another blow with Pep Guardiola fearing Sergio Aguero has picked up a ‘bad’ muscle injury.

City have struggled with a number of injuries this season, Leroy Sane having been ruled out since the start of the campaign, before influential central defender Aymeric Laporte was ruled out until next year with a significant knee injury suffered at the end of August.

Aguero was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 77th minute of the 2-1 win over Chelsea, and speaking afterwards, Man City boss Guardiola fearing the worst ahead of the hectic festive fixture list.

“I think Sergio will be bad,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“The doctor will have to look, he thought it was a kick, but it’s maybe he has strained something. But we will see tomorrow.

“The feeling is if it is muscular, we are going to lose him in the toughest period of the season, but it is what it is.

“We have young players and we will try.”

Rodri and David Silva were also replaced during Saturday evening’s win, though Guardiola said that the Spanish duo were simply tired and suffering from cramping.

“With Rodri and David Silva, they were problems with cramp, and they were tired,” he added.

“Rodri is a month and a half without playing games.

“David after the international break didn’t train too much and after these games you need some rhythm in your legs.

“These games are so demanding and that’s why it happened.”

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