Manchester City will have to wait to learn the extent of the injury Sergio Aguero picked up in this afternoon’s Premier League opening 3-2 victory over Southampton.
In worrying scenes for manager Roberto Mancini, the Argentine striker was stretchered off after he collapsed clutching his knee eight minutes into the game, following an innocuous challenge from full back Nathanial Clyne. The forward now awaits a scan in the next two days to determine the significance of the injury.
The 24-year-old forward attempted to play on following the collision, but was unable to continue, replaced by Edin Dzeko, who partnered Carlos Tevez up front for the remainder of the game.
"At the moment we don't know. We need to wait for the scan in two days,” manager Roberto Mancini said after the game.
Aguero joined Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for £38 million last summer, scoring 23 goals as the club claimed the Premier League title.
Southampton gave the Premier League champions an unwelcomed surprise as they stormed to a 2-1 lead in the second half of the game, following Carlos Tevez’s opener. Ricky Lambert and Steven Davis gave the newly promoted club the lead after 68 minutes. The Saints’ lead was short lived however, as Manchester City clawed back the lead in a manner not dissimilar to last season’s 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers on the last day of the season. Edin Dzeko fired home from close range to equalise, before Samir Nasri slammed a winner into the roof of the net with ten minutes of the game remaining.