Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that the Argentine forward, Sergio Aguero, will sit out the Manchester Derby match at the Eithad Stadium on December 7, due to injury.
The Argentine international had limped off the pitch during Manchester City's 2-1 home victory over Chelsea on Saturday with an alleged muscle injury. Aguero is indeed a pivotal play for the Cityzens, as he is their leading scorer in the Premier League this season, with nine goals from 12 matches played.
According to reports, the 31-year-old would now face an extensive break. It looks likely that the City forward would play little or no part in a hectic festive period for the Etihad outfit.
The feisty festive period has a huge bearing on this season's title race, as over five matches would be played in one month.
When asked if Aguero would miss the crucial clash between Man City and their rivals, Manchester United, next month, Guardiola replied, "Yes."
Responding to a question on how long the Argentine is likely to be sidelined, he stated, "A few games. I don’t know exactly. He has a tendon problem and will be a few games out. We will miss Sergio.
"We have had some problems with injuries but we will wait for him and meantime we have Gabriel [Jesus] and [Raheem] Sterling who can play in that position.
"We have no other injuries. David Silva had (a) cramp but he’s okay."