The Sky Sports pundit claims City will be without Sergio Agueros starting for Saturday’s clash with Stoke.
Cricket Australia are calling for Aguero to undergo a medical on Friday as he continues to be assessed following his latest ankle injury.
Aguero is facing a possible return to the field for Saturday night’s encounter at Stoke, with coach Michael Bevan being asked about the possibility of the England international missing out on the trip to Manchester.
Bevan said Aguero is “at the moment getting the scans” on his ankle and that there are no plans for a return for Saturday.
“We’ll do our medical tomorrow, so we’ll see,” Bevan said.
“It’s not the time yet for Sergio to come back into the team, he’s got the scans on his foot and we’ll do what we can to help him through it.”
He’s a very talented player, we’re not worried about him being injured, we want to make sure he’s healthy and back in the team.
“I’d say he’s at the moment in good shape, he needs a scan and hopefully it’s going to be good news.”
The Sky Sports presenter says Aguero will miss Stoke’s clash at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, with the Argentina star out of the equation for the trip.
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City face Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday night and Bevan has admitted the Spaniard’s return to action will be a pivotal part of their chances.
“You’d be naive to think Sergio is going to miss any game, I think he’s probably going to get the scans today,” Beavan said.
“He’ll get the scan on Saturday and we’re just going to see how he feels.”
If he’s OK then he’ll be ready to play on Saturday.
“Bean was asked if Aguero was expected to be available for Saturday, given he missed the Champions League Group H clash with Borussia Dortmund.”
No, I don’t think he is,” Beven said.
The former England captain also gave the impression Aguero could miss the match due to a hamstring injury and added he was hopeful he would be available.”
He’s got a hamstring issue and it’s a bit of a hamstring problem, but it’s not really serious.”