Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is out of Monday’s game at Stoke City after picking up a knee injury in training, he has confirmed.
The striker sustained the problem during City’s final session ahead of the game at bet365 Stadium.
City medical staff have carried out further tests and informed Aguero that he will return in around two weeks.
The Blues have a sparse fixture list in the coming weeks despite the fact they are gunning to clinch the league title in record time and are preparing for the Champions League quarter-finals.
City do not have a game next weekend as their scheduled opponents, Brighton, are in FA Cup action, while international fixtures are slated for the following weekend.
Given the gap between City’s next two matches the squad will fly to Abu Dhabi following the game against Stoke on Monday for a warm weather training break.