Pep Guardiola has delivered a reassuring message to Manchester City fans, suggesting that the injury star striker Sergio Aguero picked up on Saturday against Fulham is not as serious as first thought.
The Argentine, who scored and registered an assist at Craven Cottage, was brought off just before the 60-minute mark as a precaution having felt a tightness in his hamstring.
With City’s game in hand on league leaders Liverpool coming later in the week against lowly Cardiff City, an injury to the Premier League’s leading scorer could have dealt a serious blow to City’s prospects of obtaining an unprecedented domestic and European quadruple, but Guardiola has played down fears of a long absence for the striker.
“He says he felt something, but hopefully he’s not injured,” said Guardiola after Saturday’s match.
“He decided on not continuing. Hopefully it will not be a big issue. We will see tomorrow [Sunday] maybe the day after tomorrow.”
With two days to go until City’s next Premier League encounter against Cardiff, many City fans, and FPL managers, will be sweating over the fitness of Aguero with a number of managers deploying the triple captain chip ahead of two favourable fixtures against Fulham and Cardiff.
It is unlikely Aguero will be risked given the intensity of City’s run-in across three major competitions, with Guardiola expected to deliver a further update ahead of City’s Wednesday night game against Cardiff.