Aguero boost as City striker is back in training… and he could play against Fulham
16:08 GMT, 16 January 2013
17:24 GMT, 16 January 2013
Manchester City have been boosted today by the return to training of star striker Sergio Aguero and he has an outside chance of playing against Fulham on Saturday.
Aguero has not featured for the Barclays Premier League champions since injuring his hamstring against Stoke City on New Year’s Day.
Training day: Aguero was pictured in his kit at Carrington on Wednesday
But it is understood that the Argentine – who spent time with a specialist in Italy in a bid to make a quick recovery – took part in a light session today and has an outside chance of being ready for a return to action at the Etihad on Saturday.
A City source said: 'Sergio is back and looks good. He didn’t train fully with the first team so we won’t know until maybe Friday whether he will make the Fulham game yet.
On the mend: Aguero limped off against Stoke on New Year's Day
'But he came through everything okay today and the signs are good.'
City manager Roberto Mancini will not want to rush Aguero back in to action, especially given that his team have tougher games than the Fulham one on the horizon.