Sergio Aguero: Barcelona striker out for 10 weeks with calf injury
Sergio Aguero is unlikely to make his Barcelona debut until late October at the earliest after a right calf injury ruled the striker out for around 10 weeks; the striker joined Barca as a free agent in the summer after his 10-year Manchester City spell came to an end
Sergio Aguero will have to wait ten weeks to make his Barcelona debut due to a calf injury.
Barcelona will begin their first La Liga season without Lionel Messi since 2003-04, who bid an emotional farewell on Sunday after the club was unable to keep him.
As the team prepares for life without the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, news of Aguero’s injury only six days before their league start against Real Sociedad has dealt another blow to their forward ambitions.
After a 10-year tenure with Manchester City came to an end in the summer, Aguero joined Barcelona as a free agent, and his 10-week absence means he won’t make his first appearance until late October at the earliest.
“Kun Aguero, has a right calf problem, according to tests. He’ll be sidelined for about 10 weeks “In a statement, Barcelona announced.
Injuries plagued the 33-year-old in the later stages of his decade-long tenure in Manchester.
Over the course of ten years, Aguero has 184 goals in 275 Premier League games, with four of those goals coming in 2020-21 from 12 appearances.
Last season, he had knee and hamstring difficulties, as well as missing 10 games across all competitions due to coronavirus.
Aguero finished his City career with two goals against Everton in the last game of the season before joining Barcelona on May 31.
“We all know that Barcelona are the best club in the world so I think I made a great decision to be here and I hope to help the team,” he said after signing a two-year contract.
“Of course it is a step forward in my career and hopefully I can help the team win things. I want to play and help this squad, and if the team does it well, I will be happy individually.”