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Aguero Undergoes Surgery, To Be Fit For World Cup

17 April, 2018, 21:24 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Aguero has had keyhole surgery after being troubled by a knee issue for the last five weeks.

Having seen City win the Premier League with five games to spare at the weekend, the 29-year-old chose to have the operation immediately in order to give him enough time to recover ahead of the tournament.

Aguero, who flew to Barcelona for consultation with Dr Ramon Cugat last week, went under the knife on Monday to address cartilage damage.

After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City's Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on April 10.

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Argentina will face Nigeria in their final Group D game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation after battling Iceland and Croatia in their opening two games.

Aguero said: "Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee".

Aguero has not started a game for the newly crowned champions since facing Chelsea on March 4.

This season's Premier League crown represents a third in City colours for Aguero, having sealed the title on the final day of the 2011-12 and 2013-14 campaigns against Queens Park Rangers and West Ham respectively.

"He will play the World Cup without problems", a report in Argentina claimed.

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