Manchester City have confirmed that star striker Sergio Aguero has been injured in a car accident in Amsterdam.
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Aguero, 29, spent his day off in the Netherlands as he watched Colombian singer Maluma in a show, who he later was photographed with on Instagram.
City have since released a statement confirming Aguero’s involvement in the accident, while Dutch police have confirmed a taxi crashed involving two people in the De Boelelaan area of Amsterdam.
Ahead of Man City’s trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) Aguero’s injuries will be assessed by the club but Pep Guardiola confirmed he is out of the massive game.
He also stated that Aguero is suspected to have a broken rib.
Reports from Argentina said that Aguero suffered broken ribs and is expected to be out of action for up to eight weeks.
Here’s more from City:
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.
It is believed Aguero was on his way to the airport as the taxi crashed into a pole, which images on social media reportedly show.
Aguero has scored seven goals in eight games for Man City this season and is in great form alongside Gabriel Jesus up front for Pep Guardiola’s side.
In Argentina this reported injury will be a huge blow for the national team ahead of their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador on Oct. 5 and 10 respectively.
La Albieceleste are struggling to qualify automatically for the World Cup and will likely need victories in each of their last two qualifying games to make the tournament in Russia.