Striker to miss the rest of tournament with muscle complaint.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering from a muscle complaint, according to top Argentinian daily Clarin.
The Manchester City striker picked up the injury during his country’s narrow 3-2 victory over Ggroup F rivals Nigeria on Wednesday night.
After initial fears he was sent for a scan by Argentina’s medical team, and the reports have come back with bad news and now have said that muscle problem has been labelled a grade 1 tear on the back of his left thigh.
The news will come as a bitter blow to the player who saw his domestic season with City disrupted by numerous muscle problems over the course of the campaign.
However, he still played enough of the season to bag himself 28 goals in 34 appearances across all competitions to help the club secure their second Premier League title and earn himself a spot in Alejandro Sabella’s squad.
Aguero netted just the once in this tournament, with the goal coming against World Cup newcomers Bosnia & Herzegovina in the first round.
Though his absence will be a blow, Argentina will still be able to call upon the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Ezequiel Lavezzi and of course, Lionel Messi.
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