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Better safe than sorry: Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero flies back from Argentina for more injury treatment

By Paddy von Behr

Sergio Aguero’s injury woes continue, as the Manchester City striker returns from Argentina to continue treatment on his knee.

The 24-year-old had joined up with his international teammates to prepare for World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Venezuela and Bolivia.

But Aguero confirmed on Twitter last night he has flown back to the North West to speed up his recovery from the troublesome injury.

“My knee is better but the squad’s physicians would rather have me be safe and stick with the treatments until it’s completely healed,” he said.

“It’s a pity to miss out on the national squad matches but I’ll be cheering for Argentina from Manchester, while I finish the recovery.”

The striker played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s Premier League-winning season last time round, including scoring the dramatic title-clinching goal.

In total he netted 30 times in 48 games in his first campaign on English shores and claimed the club’s Etihad Player of the Year award.

However, consistent setbacks have meant Aguero has featured just 22 times in the league this year, scoring nine times.

His absence has seen the champions slip 15 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League and Roberto Mancini is eager for his return.

With Aguero in full swing, City will feel better-placed to reel in their local rivals and regain their FA Cup title from 2011.

Image courtesy of Yahoo UK, with thanks.

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