Manchester City handed Aguero injury boost ahead of Barcelona clash

The Argentina striker returned to training on Wednesday, just a week after being withdrawn at Tottenham with a hamstring injury, while Samir Nasri and Fernandinho are also trained
By Paul Clennam

Manchester City could receive a triple injury boost ahead of their Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona.

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Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Fernandinho have all resumed some level of training over the last few days and are likely to be back for the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland at Wembley on March 2.

Aguero returned to first-team training on Wednesday despite manager Manuel Pellegrini warning that the Argentina striker could be out for around a month with the hamstring injury he picked up in the 5-1 win against Tottenham at the end of January.

Nasri also trained without a protective leg brace which was protecting the knee injury he sustained against Newcastle on January 12. The former Arsenal man had returned to training well ahead of schedule on January 28, and has been using the brace and heavy strapping to aid his recovery.

He will resume full first-team training in 10 days' time and although the first leg against Barca at the Etihad Stadium could come too soon, he should be back in contention for the return at Camp Nou on March 12.

Fernandinho is also in light training after picking up a thigh injury, and City are hopeful the Brazilian will be training with the rest of the squad by next week.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder tweeted on Thursday that he expects to be back in action in 15 days' time.