EXCLUSIVE: Aguero was injured on his son's mini-moto bike
Published 22:30 30/03/12 By David McDonnell, John Cross
Sergio Aguero has put Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes in jeopardy – after damaging his foot on his child’s motorbike.
Aguero hurt his foot riding on a mini-motocross bike while playing with his three-year-old son Benjamin at their Cheshire home.
The Argentine striker then treated the injury repeatedly with an anaesthetic freeze spray, causing burns and blisters that left him unable to play or train.
City boss Roberto Mancini is furious at the player for failing to consult the club’s medical staff and at the consequences at such a a crucial stage of the season.
Aguero missed last Saturday night’s 1-1 draw at Stoke after suffering the injury the day before.
City’s top scorer, with 24 goals this season, is out of today’s home clash with Sunderland and is already a major doubt for next weekend’s vital trip to Arsenal.
The Blues refused to comment last night on exactly how Aguero suffered his injury, but earlier raging Mancini said: “It is a stupid injury.
“It’s better that we don’t talk about it. I am really disappointed with what has happened to him.
“It’s impossible that we can lose a player to a stupid situation like this.
“I don’t know when he can play again. I hope he can recover for the Arsenal game.”