It’s that time in a four yearly cycle when injuries to international stars take on extra weight.
Sergio Aguero’s knee injury may not endanger the Manchester City striker’s World Cup, but it’s certainly causing a little concern in Argentina.
Ole, an Argentine sport newspaper, don’t always cover what’s going on with their stars at European clubs, but with the summer tournament getting closer, things are changing.
Aguero’s situation is given almost a full page in Ole’s Monday edition and they report that he’ll still join up with the national squad despite his injury. It’s a disappointment for Jorge Sampaoli not to be able to call upon the player, because he also missed the matches against Peru and Ecuador after the Amsterdam car accident.
It gives Gonzalo Higuain a chance to stake a claim to be the starter, and the Juventus man will hope to impress against Spain and Italy.
Aguero will meet with the squad to continue being a part of things, and Ole even suggest he could play in the second match.
Argentina face Spain at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda stadium on March 27th, and Ole state the player will be checked to see if there’s any chance of the Manchester City player getting some minutes.
There’s no need for panic, though, as it’s made clear there’ll be no risks taken.