Sergio Aguero has knee surgery with World Cup looming

Aguero has undergone a knee procedure due to an injury sustained in a heavy tackle from Manchester United fullback Ashley Young.

Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has undergone minor knee surgery.

"Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee," Aguero tweeted Tuesday. "Fully motivated to get back soon to the field."

Aguero has scored 30 times in all competitions for newly crowned Premier League champion City despite recently spending a month on the sidelines with a knee problem.

He returned to action as a substitute in the derby defeat to Manchester United on April 7, and was on the receiving end of a rash challenge in the penalty area from Ashley Young that went unpunished by referee Martin Atkinson.

Aguero made another brief cameo appearance during City's vain attempt at a Champions League comeback against Liverpool last week, but manager Pep Guardiola ruled the 29-year-old out of Saturday's 3-1 win over Tottenham, citing Young's challenge as the cause of the injury.

With the top-flight title now secure, he looks set for another period of rehabilitation ahead of the World Cup.