Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury.
The Argentine, 25, scored in
the 5-1 victory
at Tottenham on Wednesday, but pulled up just before half-time.
He will be sidelined for the Premier League games against Chelsea, Norwich, Sunderland and Stoke.
- Chelsea (H) 3 Feb
- Norwich (A) 8 Feb
- Sunderland (H) 12 Feb
- Chelsea, FA Cup, (H) 15 Feb
- Barcelona, CL, (H) 18 Feb
- Stoke (H) 22 Feb
Aguero will also miss the FA Cup fifth-round tie with Chelsea on 15 February and the Champions League last-16 match against Barcelona three days later.
He had only
from an eight-game absence with a calf injury.
His goal against Spurs was his 50th in the Premier League and came after he played for 90 minutes in the
FA Cup win over Watford
Manager Manuel Pellegrini contemplated afterwards whether the injury came as a "consequence" of the Watford match, with Aguero still completing his return from his previous injury.
The Chilean boss said: "Sergio has just come back from a calf injury and when he didn't play we have Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko and here we had Stevan Jovetic."
City lead Arsenal by a point at the top of the Premier League.