Sergio Aguero has confirmed he has a tear in his hamstring after undergoing tests on the injury in Italy.
The Argentine international striker missed Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup third round after suffering the problem late in the 3-0 win over Stoke on New Year’s Day.
Manager Roberto Mancini initially said he hoped to have to his joint top-scorer back for next weekend’s trip to Arsenal, but that now looks doubtful.
Aguero wrote on his Twitter account : “The studies confirmed I have a torn muscle,”.
“We have to keep on thinking positive and try to recover in the best way possible.”
He added: “For that, I’ve travelled to Italy where a specialist is treating me. I’ll keep you up to date in how the injury evolves.”