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!”