Sergio Aguero could be out of action for around five weeks after picking up a knee injury in Man City’s win over Burnley on Monday.
The striker, who has 16 goals in the Premier League this season, has reportedly suffered a tear to the meniscus in his left knee – which is probably about as nasty as it sounds.
Aguero tweeted earlier today to confirm the injury and to assure fans he’s in good spirits… which is nice, right?
Aguero’s injury and the period of time he’ll be out of action could have huge ramifications for your Dream Team.
The 32-year-old is one of the most popular players on the game this season and is currently being picked by over 42% of managers.
His points total of 184 also makes him the fifth-best striker at this current stage, although teammate Gabriel Jesus actually boasts a higher points total with 191.
Aguero will now travel to Barcelona for further tests on his damaged left knee, while Pep Guardiola – and 42% of you lot – decide what to do next.
The obvious answer to your fantasy football woes is Jesus (the Brazilian striker, we mean, not our lord and saviour) who’ll almost certainly be leading the line for the champions in their clash with Chelsea on Thursday.
Jesus is actually cheaper than Aguero on the game right now at just £5.1m, compared to Aguero’s price tag of £6.8m.
Of course, there are other strikers to consider picking to replace Aguero too.
Wolves’ main man Raul Jimenez – who’s just ahead of Aguero in the points standings with 186 points – and the fit-again Man United forward Marcus Rashford, who looked somewhat rusty against Spurs on Friday but is currently enjoying his finest season to date, are two who bring to mind.
Fit again Harry Kane (£7.5m) might be a little outside of your budget, but how about Danny Ings – who scored his 16th Prem goal of the campaign on Friday in Southampton’s win over Norwich – or even Kane’s teammate and David De Gea’s nemesis Steven Bergwijn, who’s a striker on our game and is valued at a bargain £2.5m?
Finally we wanted to give a shout out to Phil Foden, who’s netted three goals in City’s two games since the restart and could feature heavily for the side in their remaining Premier League games, especially if Pep is forced to reshuffle his team in Aguero’s absence.
The young midfielder is valued at just £3m on our game and bagged 18 points for his efforts against Burnley in what should be a sign of things to come from the baby-faced playmaker.