Sergio Aguero Says He Suffered Rib Injury in Amsterdam Car Accident

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistSeptember 29, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk at Etihad Stadium on September 26, 2017 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has confirmed he suffered a broken rib in a car accident in Amsterdam on Thursday night.

The striker spoke to Radio Metro de Argentina (h/t David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror) following the incident, revealing how the car came to crash and provided some insight into the nature of his injuries.

"The taxi driver did not see the curve and skid," he said. "And when he skidded, we hit...the pole. I broke my rib, now I'm resting. It hurts me badly. I'll be discharged in a little while."

"I'm home in Manchester after an exam by club Drs," Aguero tweeted, "It's a broken rib. Hurts, but I'm fine, fully focused on recovery. Thank you all!"

According to McDonnell, the issue is likely to see Aguero sidelined for two months, meaning he will potentially miss 11 games for City.

However, Simon Stone of the BBC noted Aguero could miss only two to four weeks with the injury. 

At his press conference on Friday, City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed Aguero was set to miss the crunch game with Chelsea on Saturday and was a doubt for Argentina in the upcoming international break.

Per Sam Lee of Goal, the manager also said he had no problem with the striker being in the Netherlands on his day off:

The taxi carrying Aguero in the Dutch capital is said to have collided with a lamppost. Goal provided footage from the scene of the crash:

Although there will be frustration from City supporters that they'll be without their star striker, Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror added some perspective to the situation:

The Argentina international has been in exceptional form for City so far this season, helping the team scale the top of the Premier League table, netting six times in the top flight so far.

Guardiola will have to restructure his attacking setup in light of Aguero's absence, though he has many quality players to call upon in the final third. Gabriel Jesus will be expected to lead the line at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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