Mancini 'worried' about Aguero as he admits he may have to go shopping
20:34 GMT, 19 August 2012
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has admitted he is 'worried' about Sergio Aguero after his star striker was stretchered out of Sunday's 3-2 Barclays Premier League win over Southampton.
Aguero fell awkwardly following an early challenge by Nathaniel Clyne.
It was quickly obvious the Argentina forward was in some considerable pain and although he indicated a desire to continue, medical staff quickly decided the damage to his knee would make it impossible.
Off: Sergio Aguero had to be stretchered off the pitch at the Etihad during City's match against Southampton
Mancini confirmed it will be 48 hours before City can make a proper diagnosis.
However, as with all such injuries, the fear Aguero may have damaged his cruciate ligaments is obvious.
'I am worried,' said Mancini.
'We don't know how serious it is because we need to wait maybe two days for the scan.
'But usually the knee is dangerous.
'The injury was so strange because it was not a bad tackle. It was not strong.
Crunch: Aguero went down after a seemingly fair tackle by Nathaniel Clyne
Gutted: The Argentine looked disappointed to have missed out on the rest of City's 3-2 victory
'The good thing was that he wanted to try and play. But at the moment we can't say anything.'
Mancini conceded that if the worst is
confirmed later this week and Aguero is ruled out for an extended
period, he may have to change his squad building plans.
He is still hoping to bring in a new
face, with strong rumours linking him with Roma midfielder Daniele De
Rossi, although Mancini said he knew nothing of any developments.
'If it is a serious injury we will probably change our plans,' said Mancini.
'But we need to wait. Maybe it will be one week or three or four weeks, after the international break.'
Accident: Clyne played the ball but caught Aguero as his momentum carried him into the striker