Pep Guardiola has provided an update on Sergio Aguero as the Manchester City forward prepares to return following injury and Covid issues.
Aguero has endured a frustrating season so far and has made just two league appearances this season, the 32-year-old missing the start of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery during the summer before sustaining a hamstring injury.
The Argentina international was then forced into a period of self-isolation after coming into contact with a Covid-19 positive person, before contracting the virus himself and undergoing another period of isolation.
Aguero has missed the club’s past seven games as a result of the protocols but has now revealed he has ‘fully recovered’ after experiencing ‘some symptoms’, with the star having returned to the club’s training base to conduct gym work this week.
Guardiola has revealed that the Argentine is yet to rejoin his teammates, however, and says the forward will need a ‘few weeks’ to regain his fitness before returning to first-team action.
“He is still not training on the field,” said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference.
“He started moving yesterday and will need a few weeks to come back. The important thing is he is negative and he can come back to us.”
City currently lead the Premier League ahead of a full round of midweek fixtures, with Guardiola’s side looking to continue their pursuit of the title when they travel to face Burnley tomorrow evening.