Sergio Aguero has calmed fears over another potential injury scare, with the Manchester City striker insisting he came away from Saturday’s win over Southampton with only a “harmless bump on the heel”.
Blues fans had a heart-in-mouth moment when they saw their star forward hobble of the pitch with a foot injury during the 3-1 victory over the Etihad.
Aguero looked in some pain after his ankle appeared to buckle on landing after an aerial challenge in the second-half, although manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed after the match that he was substituted only as a precaution.
There was a suggestion ahead of scans on Sunday that the problem could see the striker, who only recently returned from a hamstring lay-off, sit out of City’s next few games – including their final Champions League group game against Borussia Monchengladbach.
But the Argentine ace relieved those fears with a tweet on Monday which is sure to be welcome news for the club and City fans.
Meanwhile, City have now set their sights on Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final against Hull City.
And while Aguero may well be rested after his knock against the Saints, Pellegrini insisted he will not be making many changes from his winning side.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, he said: “We will see, with the medical staff, the way they recover from these games. Maybe we are going to make some changes but not so many as [Pablo] Zabaleta, [Vincent] Kompany, [Eliaquim] Mangala, [Samir] Nasri are all out are out of this game.
“So, especially in defending, we cannot make so many changes. We will see in the other positions which is the best team to start.
“It is important to be focused now game by game to try to have consistency.
“Maybe for teams that are out of some competitions – the Champions League or the Capital One – it is easier to play in the Premier League. But we always want to continue in all the competitions.”