Sergio Aguero may return to action against Stoke this weekend.
“We will try this morning with Sergio. After we try, we will decide. He is getting better.”
When Roberto Mancini was asked if Sergio might play, he replied, “Maybe.”
Mario Balotelli’s situation raised a few smiles. “Mario is OK. Mario now sees everything.”
The Gareth Barry situation is clearly a slow and steady return. “Gareth hasn’t played any games for almost four months and he needs to build his fitness up. But he is training again and I don’t see him being out for any longer than one month and, hopefully, maybe just a couple of weeks.”
On Micah Richards:
“Micah’s injury is more serious and he could be out a little longer. But, having said that, with rest and the right treatment, we are hopeful he could be ready in about one month.”