Sergio Aguero is yet to resume training on the field as he steps up his preparations to return for Man City, according to Pep Guardiola.
City’s record goalscorer had been self-isolating, first as a close contact of someone to have tested positive for coronavirus, then after falling ill with Covid-19 himself.
It was the latest setback in what has been a frustrating season for the Argentinian, with injury problems also restricting him to just three starts this campaign.
The 32-year-old has now come out of quarantine after testing negative for the virus but he has not yet restarted full training.
Guardiola said at a press conference: “He is still not training on the field. He started to move a little yesterday but he will need a few weeks to come back.
“He is negative, this is the most important thing. He is healthy again and now he will come back again. As the top scorer it is important for us to have him back.”
Guardiola’s side will also be without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and defender Nathan Ake for Wednesday’s trip to Burnley through injury.