Stoke defender Martins Indi out of Man City clash

"He had a bang to the head that found it hard to remember the incident, it shows you the severity of it, we're being guided by the medical people here, at the moment he's not ready to return to training". The only problem we have? a big, big problem we have? is Mendy, six months out. "Mendy was and is so important for us and six months a long time".

Comments from the 29-year-old's national team doctor later cast doubt over that prognosis, suggesting Aguero could be sidelined for up to six weeks, but he appears to be making good progress.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero could be a surprise inclusion in their squad to face Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday two weeks after breaking a rib in a vehicle crash in Amsterdam, manager Pep Guardiola has said.

However, Aguero has suffered no ill effects after three days of training, including a full session with his team-mates on Thursday.

Guardiola, speaking at his pre-match press conference, said: "He did his first training session after what happened and he did it quite well. Hopefully, as soon as possible he will be back". We did well there past year.

"He explained to us what happened, you think what might have happened, but now he's quite well and we're happy".

However, the striker concedes it could be hard trying to lure the Barcelona "symbol" from Catalonia, telling TyC Sport: "The money isn't a problem here".

City will be without skipper Vincent Kompany, who is still recovering from a calf injury picked up playing for Belgium in August. "He's much, much better, but hopefully he's in the last part of his recovery", he said. "It depends on him when he will come back".

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