Argentina may have to go to the World Cup in Russia without top striker, Sergio Aguero.

Argentina Football Association doctor Homero D’Agostino said the Manchester City striker will struggle even if he makes it to Moscow.

Recall that Aguero underwent an arthroscopy after aggravating a knee problem during their derby defeat to rivals, Manchester United.

The striker was included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on Wednesday after scoring 30 times in all competitions for newly crowned champions.

But D’Agostino doubts whether the 29-year-old will be fully fit for the World Cup, with Argentina opening their campaign in Russia on June 16 against Iceland.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are also expected to face Lionel Messi and his team mates in the last group game of the first round.

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“That a player has undergone an arthroscopy with 60 days to go before the World Cup is worrying,” D’Agostino told Radio 10.

“The recovery process will require at least five weeks. When one has old injuries, the recovery process is not as fast as one would like it to be. It’s never going to be less than three or four weeks, or even more.

“I imagine that he will not arrive 100% fit with the limited time that is left before the World Cup. The anatomy is the anatomy. The injury is what it is. He can try but I don’t think he will arrive 100%,” D’Agostino said.

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