Aguero could be out for weeks with his injury 5

Aguero will be out for weeks

Aguero will be out for weeks

Sergio Aguero will be playing again within weeks after a scan on the star striker’s injured knee on Sunday.

Aguero twisted his right knee following a challenge by Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne early in City’s dramatic 3-2 win.

In another worrying development for City, Mario Balotelli twisted a knee in the post-match warm-down and was seen wincing. A six-a-side practice game was interrupted by Balotelli’s pain, although City sources later played this down.

City manager Roberto Mancini said he was ‘very worried’ that Aguero may have suffered a serious injury, but Aguero said on Twitter on Sunday night: ‘The studies I had done revealed there’s no significant injury but it was a very tough blow to my knee.

‘Tomorrow, the physicians will evaluate the time it will take for me to recover.

‘I have no words to thank for your concern for me and with this much support, I’ll recover faster.

‘And I want to congratulate my team mates for their effort in turning this game around. Now more than ever – C4MON @MCFC !!’

Aguero’s knee is very swollen and the Argentine will need more tests this week to determine the exact extent of the damage.

Speaking about Aguero after the game, Mancini said: ‘We need to wait and, while I hope it is not serious, it is a worry. It is important luck is on your side over the course of a season, but we have been unfortunate with this injury. The knee is always dangerous.

‘It was so strange because there was no issue with the tackle. It was not a strong tackle, and Sergio wanted to play on.

‘Maybe he is out for a week, or three or four weeks, or until after the international break. We have to see.’

City almost threw away the advantage given them by Carlos Tevez’s  40th-minute opener, and Mancini admitted his side’s slipshod defending concerned him.

‘We didn’t play well with our defenders, but it is not always their fault,’ he said.

‘We had enough chances to close the game out.’ While Mancini ponders possible attacking reinforcements should Aguero be out for several weeks, he remains hopeful of prising Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi away from Roma.

Reports from Italy last night claimed the 29-year-old hard man was ready to move to City  for around £30million.