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Lengthy injury to Sergio Aguero sets Manchester City back

Dec 16, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

Aguero is fully fit and raring to go at Anfield on Sunday. AP

The calf injury that caused Sergio Aguero to leave Manchester City’s 6-3 win over Arsenal in the 49th minute is going to keep him out for “at least a month” with some reports suggesting his absence could reach six weeks.

Aguero was in fine form, with 12 goals in his last 11 matches including a tally to open Saturday’s Gunner-trouncing at the Etihad Stadium.

The injury will be a great cause of concern for manager Manuel Pellegrini, who has watched his club overcome poor road form to sit just three points back of first-place Arsenal.

If the injury costs Aguero just one month, he’ll miss Premier League matches against Fulham, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Newcastle United in addition to a Capital One Cup tie at Leicester City and an FA Cup match at Blackburn.

City will turn to Edin Dzeko and/or Stevan Jovetic in the hopes of replicating Aguero’s prolific partnership with Alvaro Negredo.

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