Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero has suffered a fractured rib after being involved in a car crash in the Netherlands, as per multiple reports.
As reported by Sky Sports, Aguero was in Amsterdam, attending a concert featuring Colombian artist Maluma. It was claimed that the Argentine was headed to the airport after the concert was over in a taxi, which crashed into a lamp post, as the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The 29-year-old was luckily wearing his seat belt at the time, which saved him from any fatal injury, but has reportedly been confirmed with a broken rib as a result of the crash. Multiple pictures have also emerged depicting the scene of the crash, and showing the taxi which had rushed into a pole.
Aguero’s former club, Independiente, shared a photo of the striker on twitter with compassionate and empathetic words: ‘Strength and prompt recovery. Everyone @ Independiente is with you in this difficult moment.’
As per sources from ESPN Sur, the Argentina international could be sidelined for a minimum of six to eight weeks due to the injury.
Therefore, Manchester City would be without their main striker for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, along with three Champions League matches in the coming weeks. On the national front, the 29-year-old will potentially miss Argentina’s crucial final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador.
First team concerns for City boss Pep Guardiola seem to be mounting, as defender Benjamin Mendy was also ruled out for the remainder of the season, after the former Monaco starlet ruptured his knee ligaments.
Aguero has been vital in the Citizens’ strong start to the season, scoring seven goals in just eight games, including a hat-trick against Watford earlier this month.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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