Kun might be available to play Barcelona

Our Argentine super-talent's injury is less severe than initially reported

Aguero injury (Marca)

According to Spanish media reports, Sergio Agüero’s injury is not as serious as initially reported and he could be fit in time for our clash with Barcelona next weekend.

The Argentine wonderkid picked up the injury in last night’s 2-1 win over Athletic in Bilbao.

Team doctors on site at the San Mamés last night had said that El Kun had sprained his knee and would likely be out for anywhere between two and three weeks. However, that diagnosis has been reduced to a muscular contusion and he could be fit for next weekend.

Agüero got checked out this morning at the Clínica Centro de Madrid where doctors confirmed that he has suffered a muscular contusion in his left leg. There was no injury to his knee or ankle.

Our star striker will not be available for our Europa League tie on Thursday at Aris Salónica, but the medical staff did not rule him out for Sunday’s match against Barcelona. Doctors will do everything possible to have him ready for that all important encounter.

Atlético’s Chief of Medical Staff, Doctor José María Villalón, who took part in Kun’s observation, told Spanish sportspaper AS that the injury “is not as severe as it looked.”

“He will undergo anti-inflammatory treatment and according to how this evolves, he will move on to therapeutic exercises. He’s in pain, it hasn’t been more than 24 hours, and he is incapacitated, but if all goes well, his recovery period will be one week,” said the physician.

About the Argentine’s availability on Sunday, the doctor said that “he has not been ruled out just yet, but it will be difficult for him to make it in time. There’s a possibility, but it depends on how things go.”

On his new website, Kun Agüero wrote the following:

“The studies they performed on me this morning in Madrid say that the injury is not a severe one. I have a bone bruise and I might make it for Sunday’s game. I am very happy. I want to be tip-top and not miss a single game!

“I was at the Clínica Centro de Madrid. I had an MRI that took 20 minutes and then after I got x-rayed. I was there in total for about 40 minutes.

“The doctors told me that I have a bone bruise and swelling, and that I need at least three days of recovery. It was a great relief because we are in top form and I don’t want to miss a single match, much less next Sunday’s game against Barcelona.

“So now on to my recovery so that I can arrive in the best possible shape. I am very happy. I thank everyone for all the messages of support. They make me feel very good!”

  • Flo

    That was a red card so badly. Referee must be feared of the fans or something…

    I thought it would be severe, but I’m glad he might be playing Barca. Puyol should already have nightmares 😉

  • Edletico

    Phew I thought he was going to be out for a couple of weeks. Also now Barca have Mascherano we will earn loads of free kicks for Simao, reyes, forlan, kun and A. Lopez to try

  • Ringo Schut

    No Simão free kicks, please.
    I know he still has some fame on that department, but one or perhaps even two beautiful goals do not mean he’s great at free kicks (anymore).
    Kun needs to work on variety, goalies that know him, know that he’ll try for the right corner (first post).
    Reyes has a terrific or a terrible free kick, I’m not really sure about Lopez, let him stay in the back and someone else try (Reyes) with the left foot.
    Forlán seems to get better and better at free kicks, but remember we’re not playing with the Jabulani anymore… 😉

    Agüero: I heard something about three days being enough to heal? 😀

  • NiñoTorres

    Great news! One thing that we can be sure about with Kun is that he will definitely want to play vs. Barca. I remember he had an eye injury vs. Galatasaray in February but still insisted on playing three days later against Valencia.

    A few years ago when I was playing I also sprained my knee, missed one game but was back in 6 days, so hopefully the same will happen with Kun 🙂