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Sergio Aguero Undergoes Knee Surgery

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Man City Striker Out For Rest Of EPL Season

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Late this morning, Sergio Aguero went to twitter address his injury situation. Aguero confirmed that he has gone under arthroscopic knee surgery.

It was later confirmed that Aguero will miss up to 1 month, which will rule him out the remainder of the EPL season. Aguero will be back and available for selection for Argentina, ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

A disappointing end to a fantastic season for Sergio. He ends the season with 25 appearances in the EPL with 21 goals. 39 appearances in all competitions with 30 goals. Aguero was back to his goal scoring self, even with being in and out of the team with Pep Guardiola.

Aguero seems to of rekindled his relationship with Pep Guardiola, but he also did confirm earlier this year his desire to rejoin his boyhood club in Argentina, Independiente. Aguero is unlikely to leave Manchester City until his contract ends in 2020 though.

In his absence, Gabriel Jesus will obviously take the helms. I do expect Gabriel Jesus to be the full time center forward from here on out. Gabriel is already a top quality striker and a perfect number 9 for Pep. Going forward, I do expect to see more of Jesus and less of Aguero, who will still have a significant role with the club. Both will spell each other, but I do expect Gabriel Jesus to be the number 1 going forward. It was also reported earlier that Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz will be given significant looks with the first team. Since the title is clinched, other players will get looks while some players are rested with the World Cup in sights. Foden is more of a midfielder and Diaz is the attacker. So Diaz could see some time as a striker for the remaining matches. Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling have been used as a striker this year too. Though it was more as a false 9 role, so we can expect some of that too.

We wish Sergio a great recovery and hopefully a successful World Cup. Come back stronger than ever and give us many more goals to celebrate.