Aguero suffers fractured rib in car accident

Manchester City's star forward Sergio Aguero suffered broken ribs in a crash after leaving a music concert in Amsterdam.

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero   -  Getty Images

Manchester City has been rocked by widespread reports that star forward Sergio Aguero was involved in a car accident in Holland.

Aguero was a passenger in a taxi en route to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert by Colombian singer Maluma on Thursday night, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a column on the side of the road.

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"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," said a statement from Manchester City.

The prolific 29-year-old will return to Manchester on Friday morning and will be assessed ahead of City's Premier League clash at Chelsea on Saturday.

Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek told AFP that officers attended an accident in the city at around 11:00pm (2100 GMT) on Thursday after "a taxi-cab hit a lamp-post."

He could not confirm the identities of the two passengers and the driver, who all asked to remain anonymous. "No other vehicles were involved," he told AFP early Friday, adding three people in the taxi "have been transferred to hospital for observation... but there were no bad injuries."

The accident occurred on De Boelelaan street, said Zuiderhoek, not far from the Arena A where Colombian singer Maluma performed.

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Boyhood club Independiente had earlier confirmed the news in a tweet, with the Argentine side writing: "Strength and speedy recovery @aguerosergiokun!

"All @Independiente is with you at this difficult time."

 

According to early reports, Aguero might face an extended spell on the sidelines, effectively ruling him out of City's clash at Stamford Bridge as well as Argentina's do-or-die World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador next month.

Aguero has hit the ground running this season, scoring six goals in six matches to help City top the Premier League table on difference. The 29-year-old has netted seven in all competitions for Pep Guardiola's men this term.

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The news comes on the heels of another injury setback for Manchester City, which revealed on Thursday that defender Benjamin Mendy could be out for the remainder of the season after rupturing knee ligaments.

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