Pep Guardiola said, Sergio Aguero, the record goalscorer for Manchester City, may be out of action for another two months.
The striker suffered an injury in June and has not played since.
Initially, there was hope that the 32-year-old would be ready for the Champions League’s latter stages in August but that date passed and the goal became the start of the new Premier League season.
BBC Sport claims that’s also going to be missed with Aguero, who scored 23 goals last year, not even back into full training.
Guardiola said: “We knew that the injury was difficult. In maybe one month or two months he will be ready.”
“He has to come back on the pitch and regain the physical condition. Sergio was out for a long time and Sergio is not a guy who regains the physical condition quick.”
On Monday City launches its campaign for 2019-20 at Wolves after their short summer break.