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SERGIO Aguero is already training normally ahead of tomorrow’s Stoke game as he plots an unlikely return from injury.
The City star was ruled out of a crunch Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge after a taxi he was travelling in crashed into a pole on its way to the airport in the Netherlands.
It prompted some criticism over what Aguero was doing there less than 48 hours before a big game - something the striker has admitted he asked himself.
But he has shrugged it off as a fluke, and the injury is not as bad as the Argentinian feared.
If the striker is not fit for the Stoke game, it doesn’t sound like he will be far off and could be in contention for a place in the squad for the Champions League clash with Napoli at the Etihad on Tuesday night.
“When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain,” he said.
“I was lucky that I know the agent of [Colombian singer] Maluma, he invited me and I went (to Holland).
“I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.
“Then one thinks ‘why did I [go]’, but it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen. I still do not know if I am going to play on Saturday. On Wednesday I trained normally, but without the group.
“On Thursday I will get into the group to see how I feel, but at training it’s not the same thing as a game, I want to see if I have pain.”