The last couple of days have been one of the darkest periods in Barcelona. Not only is the club, and its supporters, still coming to grips with the departure of Lionel Messi, adding injury to insult is the news Sergio Agüero is set to miss time with an injury.
According to Sport, the Argentinian striker is set miss up to 10 weeks with a tendon injury in his right calf. The injury occurred prior to the Joan Gamper match against Juventus.
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Aguero’s stint at Barcelona could not have started off any worse
The injury mean Agüero won’t feature for the Catalan side until either late September or October.
The 33-year old was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City on a two-year deal to fill the void left by Luis Suarez.
He joins teammate Ousmane Dembélé on the long-term injury list with both players expected to be back around the same time.
If there is any silver lining to this news is it does give Barcelona some time to wait to register Agüero. Usually players have to be registered by the end of the transfer window, which is August 31.
The rule only allows them this reprieve in LaLiga. It does not carry over to UEFA where Barcelona do have to register Agüero by the beginning of September if they are to be available for the group stage of the Champions League.
The headache for the club is not over as his injury may now force them to rethink some of their exit plans. For example, this could mean Martin Braithwaite ends up staying simply because they need the depth.
Agüero came to Barcelona having battled through an injury-plagued final season with Manchester City. Unfortunately, those injuries have followed him and he could not have asked for a worse start to his Barça career.