Manchester City face concerns over fitness of Sergio Aguero in crucial title run in

Argentine star went off injured in Champions League exit
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Manchester City face a worrying wait to discover the extent of Sergio Aguero's injury after the Argentine forward was replaced during the club's Champions League exit.

Captain Vincent Kompany has pledged that the club would not let the disappointment of exiting two competitions in as many fixtures spill into their Premier League campaign.

However of more concern will be the ongoing fitness of their star man Aguero who had to be taken off at half time against Barcelona after a recurrence of a hamstring problem.

"It is very early, so we cannot say how long he is going to be out," Rubén Cousillas, Pellegrini's assistant, said. "Hopefully, it is nothing serious, but he felt some pain. It is more a precaution, but we are doing some tests to assess it."

Aguero will have a scan on his return to Manchester.

He said: "I felt a twinge in the leg early on after a challenge with Messi. I carried on with it for the rest of the half but at half-time we decided not to risk it."


However Manchester City's captain insisted the club would bounce back from their defeat.

"If anything it should give us motivation," Kompany said of City's Champions League elimination. "The way we played against Wigan, the performance tonight was completely different. Only the winners get remembered, but it's only the third year ever for Manchester City in the Champions League. I'm looking at this and I don't see why next year we should fear anyone."