Manchester City’s prolific striker Sergio Aguero is out of their crunch encounter against AS Roma. The sensational Argentine suffered a knee ligament injury in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Everton. Aguero told friends that, he will be out for a month. The Argentine striker is already out of Manchester City’s encounter against AS Roma and fears that he would miss the next five Premier League games along with a FA Cup tie.

City will allow the swelling around Aguero’s knee to go down for up to 48 hours before he goes for a scan. Only then will they know exactly how long the striker will be out, but Aguero has privately expressed his fears after saying ‘he felt something strange happen inside’ the joint.

Although Manchester City’s boss Manuel Pellegrini has rubbished talks of Aguero carrying Manchester City, the Chilean manager could face heat if his team find goal scoring, difficult, over the next couple of matches.

‘We would prefer to play with Sergio but I don’t think he has carried us,’ said Pellegrini.

“It is one thing that a player can be in a very good moment as Sergio was,” said the Chilean. “But I don’t think he has carried us.

“Every big team must have important players like Sergio. I suppose Ronaldo is very important for Real Madrid, Messi is very important for Barcelona but neither of those teams are all about just one player.

“Remember, last season we played a lot of games without Sergio – and these are the same players and the same team. So I hope we can recover from this injury but we have a good squad and we will see how we can do it.”

Meanwhile Manchester City would give a late fitness test to captain Vincent Kompany and hope the David Silva would return for their penultimate encounter against AS Roma. Manchester City lie bottom of their group in the Champions League and have to win against AS Roma, whilst hoping that other results go in their favor, if City are to qualify for the next round.

Manchester City will direly miss Sergio Aguero, as the prolific striker has been Manchester City’s leading light. Aguero, has already scored 14 goals so far in this campaign and has been a driving force for Manchester City, who suffered a slump in form, recently.

With Chelsea dropping points over the weekend against Newcastle United, Manchester City are now just three points behind the Blues. Aguero’s injury could be a major concern for Manchester City as both Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic, have failed to impress in this campaign so far.