Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will soon be consulting Dr. Ramon Cugat, who is dubbed to be the "Messi of Medicine" in Barcelona.

While Man City thrashed Burnley 5-0 in their latest Premier League match, the reigning champions saw their worst fears come true when their star forward Aguero limped off the field and could be out for at least seven weeks, as coach Pep Guardiola, in an interview, admitted the injury did not look good.

Though the Argentinian will certainly sit out for Man City’s remainder Premier League fixtures, he is desperate to make a comeback for his side’s last-16 second leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League, a trophy he and Man City are yet to win. Aguero and Co hold a 2-1 lead from their first leg at the Bernabeu, with the return match scheduled for Aug. 7 or 8.

Aguero’s father, Leonel Del Castillo, has confirmed that the surgery will take place next week. The player has decided to go under the knife so soon because it would give him an outside chance to return for the side’s Champions League crucial fixture against Real Madrid.

"He thinks it’s the meniscus because if it were a more serious injury, the knee would feel different. He will have an MRI scan and then they will see the seriousness of the injury. After the surgery, we will be in Barcelona for five or six days and return to Manchester for recovery. He said he wanted to do it now to play in the Champions League," Del Castillo told Radio La Red, as reported by Metro.UK.

Sergio Aguero's predatory instincts hold the key to Manchester City's title defence Sergio Aguero's predatory instincts hold the key to Manchester City's title defence Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

Man City still have hopes of having their key player back in time for the European tournament because he is going to be dealt by Cugat, the man who extended Guardiola’s playing career after the Spaniard suffered a career-threatening injury in 1998 but then he went on to play until 2006. Aguero, who is Man City's all-time highest goalscorer, has been instrumental for the club once again this season, having scored 23 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions. 

With just five points required, Liverpool are set to dethrone Man City, who won the Premier League the last two seasons. But, they are alive in the Champions League, one trophy that has eluded Guardiola so far in his decorated run as Man City’s manager.