City striker Aguéro temporarily suspended after knee surgery | Right away

Manchester City cannot have Sergio Aguéro for the time being. The Argentine striker underwent surgery on his broken left knee in Barcelona on Wednesday.

“The operation went well. I will soon start my rehabilitation. My thanks go to Dr. Cugat and his team and everyone who supported me,” Aguéro wrote on Twitter, along with a photo of him lying in a hospital bed.

The injury drew 5-0 in Monday’s home game against Burnley. He sat on the ground in pain just before half-time and had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus at half-time.

The 32-year-old had an examination of his knee on Tuesday morning and showed it was damaged. He then went to Barcelona for surgery and will take the first steps towards a return to the pitch.

City have made no announcements about how long Aguéro will be out, but the club are reportedly hoping to play again in August when the Champions League is over.

The Citizens still play eight games in the Premier League, but have almost no chance of winning the title. Manager Josep Guardiola’s team will defend a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals.