Manchester City all-time highest goalscorer Sergio Aguero has tested positive for coronavirus.
Aguero was already isolating after coming into contact with a positive case.
The Argentine who played a total of 141 minutes across five appearances this season, missed the past three matches as he self-isolated and is now set to be out for a longer spell.
He tweeted: “I had some symptoms and I’m following doctor’s orders for recovery.”
Aguero was set for a comeback at City after being out of the squad due to knee and hamstring problems.
On Tuesday City boss Pep Guardiola said his side had coped without their star striker, but that they needed him back.
“Sergio is a player who can create for himself and win a game by himself but he has not been with us for a long time,” the Catalan boss said.
“When we didn’t have him we could have started complaining. but we did completely the opposite.
“We want him back as soon as possible. But at the same time, we have to go forward and we have done that because of the quality and skills that we have.”