Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ruled out for 1 month with calf injury

Sergio Aguero is facing at least a month on the sidelines as a result of the calf injury he suffered at the weekend.

The Manchester City striker was forced from the field in the second half of his side’s 6-3 victory over Arsenal and scans have confirmed he sustained a calf injury.

The extent of the damage is unclear, but manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed the Argentine striker will be out for ‘at least one month’.

“He has a calf injury. Maybe the doctor can say exactly how many weeks he will be. I think he will be out for at least one month,” Pellegrini confirmed.

Should the prognosis prove accurate, City could be without their top goalscorer for the next seven games, including the Boxing Day clash with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

He is also now expected to miss Premier League trips to Fulham, Swansea and Newcastle, while he will also be absent for the home match against Crystal Palace.

Aguero will also be unavailable for the Capital One Cup tie with Leicester on Tuesday evening and the FA Cup clash at Blackburn at the beginning of January.

Aguero has been instrumental in City's relentless attacking play in the first half of the season, netting 19 times in 20 appearances across all competitions this season.