Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly suffered broken ribs after the Argentine forward was involved in a car crash in Amsterdam on Thursday night.
Reports in Argentina said Aguero, who was in Holland to attend a concert of Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma, was riding in a taxi when the vehicle crashed into a pole. City later confirmed their striker had ‘sustained injuries’ during the incident.
Aguero, 29, is thought to have escaped more serious injuries because he was wearing his seatbelt during the incident, which is said to have happened while he was making his way back to the airport, but is thought to have received hospital treatment as a result.
Sergio Aguero has reportedly been injured in a car crash in Amsterdam
Aguero was travelling in a taxi on his way back to the airport following a concert in the city
Aguero was said to have been wearing his seatbelt during the crash but suffered broken ribs
It is thought Aguero could be set for two months out after suffering the injuries
Aguero is said to have been involved in the accident after attending a concert by Maluma (R)
MANCHESTER CITY’S STATEMENT
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 Saturday’s Premier League clash at Chelsea.
City confirmed Aguero was involved in the accident and that he would return to Manchester on Friday morning to be assessed by club doctors.
They confirmed he was in Holland on his day off and had ‘sustained injuries’.
Reports in Argentina say the forward could face up to two months out with those injuries, following the accident involving the Chrysler PT Cruiser he was being driven in.
Premier League leaders City face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but Aguero appears unlikely to be involved at this stage.
Aguero has been in sparkling form so far this season, scoring seven goals in all competitions and moving just a goal shy of Eric Brook’s all-time scoring record for City.
He scored a hat-trick in his side’s 6-0 victory at Watford on September 16 and backed that up with another goal on Saturday when he netted against Crystal Palace, but missed from the spot on Tuesday night during his side’s 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.
Maluma posted this image of Aguero signing a City shirt for him prior to the concert
Aguero also used Instagram stories to show his fans his evening with Maluma in Holland
Prior to the gig the Argentine spent the day in the Dutch capital and enjoyed the canals
Earlier on Thursday evening, Aguero took to Instagram to post an image of himself alongside Maluma, thanking the Colombian star for the invitation to the concert, held at the city’s AFAS Live venue, which sits in the shadow of Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena.
Maluma also posted an image of Aguero signing a Manchester City shirt for him, with the caption ‘long live football and friendship, thanks for the detail’.
His former club in Argentina, Independiente, said on Twitter: ‘Strength and fast recovery. All Independiente is with you at this difficult time.’
His injury is another blow for a City side already missing left back Benjamin Mendy, who is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an ACL injury.
The Maluma show in Amsterdam attracted thousands of fans to the AMAS Live arena
Aguero posted a short video of the Maluma concert from the side of the stage in Amsterdam