Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero may be out of action till December, a doctor of the Argentina national team has hinted.
Aguero broke his rib in a car crash while returning home from a concert in Amsterdam last Thursday.
As a result, he missed his side’s 1-0 victory at Chelsea on Saturday.
After carrying out assessments of Aguero’s injury, City were hopeful that he would only be out of contention for two to four weeks.
but Donato Villani, who works for the Argentina national team, believes the 29-year-old is likely to miss at least a month-and-a-half of football.
“He is feeling very bad emotionally because he really wanted to come and play [for Argentina], but this incident has ruled him out of both games,” Villani told TyC Sports.
“He is going to be out for a month-and-a-half – minimum. He is unable to leave his house, or get in or out of the car. He was feeling very bad because he wanted to be here.”
A six-week layoff would see Aguero miss City’s home and away Champions League meetings with Napoli and the visit of Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium on 5 November.