Premier League - 'Stupid' injury sidelines Aguero
Fri, 30 Mar 10:32:00 2012
Roberto Mancini has confirmed star striker Sergio Aguero will miss their Premier League clash with Sunderland with a "stupid" injury.
Aguero was missing from the team that drew at Stoke on Saturday with a foot problem.
Mancini has refused to say exactly what happened but it seems the problem was not of an orthodox nature.
"It is a stupid injury," said Mancini. "It was not his fault but he can't play with this injury; for one day, 10 days or two weeks. I don't know."
Mancini was repeatedly asked what Aguero had done but declined to elaborate each time.
"I prefer not to say," he said. "But he couldn't play against Stoke and can't play [on Saturday]. I hope he can recover for Arsenal next weekend."
Tevez has made two appearances as a substitute since patching up his relationship with the club and Mancini said he could be ready for a larger role in City's eight remaining league games.
"He is improving but I don't think he can start," Mancini said. "But I think he can play more time, he is improving every week."
City could also welcome back defender Vincent Kompany after he missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Reuters / PA Sport