Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has admitted he cannot afford to rush his return from injury.
The Argentina international has not played a Premier League game since the end of January due to a hamstring complaint.
He returned to start the Champions League last 16, second-leg clash at Barcelona on March 12, but he aggravated the problem which has seen him sidelined ever since.
With City battling for the Premier League title, Aguero is desperate to return but he admits he cannot rush things as it could mean him missing the rest of the season and the World Cup finals this summer.
“With this recovery I am trying to do my best to be able to play again, but I cannot do it in a hurry,” he told DirecTV.
“I do think to myself if something happens now, I will lose the rest of the Premier League season and the World Cup.”
Aguero also insisted that he has no plans to leave City this summer and coach Manuel Pellegrini has told him he needs to win a Champions League title with the club first.