Big Blow for Manchester City as Striker, Aguero Fractures Rib in Fatal Car Crash (Photos)
Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has been involved in a car crash fractureing a rib after the taxi in which he was traveling hit a lamp post in Netherlands.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 29, 2017
Argentina international striker, Sergio Aguero could face two months out with broken ribs after the Manchester City star was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.
Manchester City released a statement on Friday morning ahead of their trip to the champions Chelsea on Saturday: "Sergio Aguero will be assessed by Club doctors today after being involved in a road accident on Thursday. The City forward was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries.
"He will return to Manchester this morning and his status will be checked ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Chelsea."
According to reports in Aguero’s native Argentina, the forward suffered broken ribs when the taxi taking him to the airport crashed into a pole.
Pictures on social media appeared to confirm the incident.
— Martin Damen (@martindamen58) September 29, 2017
Aguero was in the Dutch capital to see a concert of Colombian singer-songwriter, Maluma, and it is believed that his injuries would have been more severe had he not been wearing a seat-belt.
Aguero’s former club, Independiente, tweeted a photo of Aguero with the words: "Strength and prompt recovery. Everyone @ Independiente is with you in this difficult moment."
The accident scene
Aguero’s absence will be a major blow to club and country. The striker has been in sparkling form for City so far this season, scoring six goals and chipping in with three assists.
Two months on the sidelines would mean not only missing Saturday’s crucial trip to Chelsea, but also matches against Arsenal in the Premier League and Napoli in the Champions League.
The news will also come as a big blow to Argentina, who host Peru in a crunch World Cup qualifier next month.
Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has been involved in a car crash fractureing a rib after the taxi in which he was traveling hit a lamp post in Netherlands. . @aguerosergiokun will be assessed by Club doctors today. #ManCity https://t.co/zF8a7AAwUG — Manchester City (@ManCity) September 29, 2017 Argentina...firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorA blogger #AMonpointTV is my brand and am onpoint #Thank You For ReadingAM onpoint TV | Information & Entertainment Platform