january 05, 2013 • 04:34 PM

Man City striker Aguero confirms hamstring tear

Sergio Aguero was with his brother in Italy seeing a specialist for an injury while his team played in the FA Cups.
Foto: Twit Pic

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says tests have shown he has torn a hamstring, but gave no indication when he will be fit to return to action.

The Argentina international missed City's 3-0 victory over Watford in the FA Cup third round on Saturday after sustaining the injury late in the 3-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday.

Manager Roberto Mancini initially hoped to have his joint top-scorer back for next weekend's trip to Arsenal, but that looks doubtful after Aguero visited a specialist in Italy.

On Twitter, Aguero wrote on Saturday that "the studies confirmed I have a torn muscle. We have to keep on thinking positive and try to recover in the best way possible."

Aguero has 10 goals for City this season, level with Edin Dzeko.

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