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Manchester City's Aguero Positive for COVID-19

Manchester City's Aguero Positive for COVID-19

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 - 18:15
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. Reuters file photo

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.


The Argentine had already been self-isolating after being identified as a close contact of someone already infected.


He tweeted that: “I had some symptoms and I’m following doctor’s orders for recovery. Take care, everyone!”


It is yet another setback for City’s record goalscorer, who has started just three matches this season.


Aguero missed the end of last season and the start of the current campaign after undergoing knee surgery in June.


His return to action was then complicated by a hamstring injury in October and he later experienced further discomfort in the knee.


After a series of substitute appearances, Aguero had been due to return to the starting line-up in City’s FA Cup match against Birmingham earlier this month but was then told to isolate. He has been unavailable for the last four games.


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