Taxi crash Aguero out for two-four weeks
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is expected to be out for between two and four weeks due to the injuries he suffered in a car crash (inset) in Amsterdam. Aguero broke a rib after being involved in a road accident while visiting the Dutch city for a music concert on Thursday.
The incident occurred at around 11pm as Aguero travelled back to an airport in a taxi after attending the gig, performed by Colombian singer/songwriter Maluma.
Aguero is likely to be back in action within a month and could even return in time for the Premier League match at home to Stoke on October 14th.
Aguero will definitely miss the league leaders’ trip to champions Chelsea today and will also be unavailable for Argentina’s crucial upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Peru and Ecuador. However, fears he was in line for an extended lay-off appear to have been unfounded and there is the possibility the Stamford Bridge clash could be the only game he misses for City. Aguero admitted, though, he could have been more seriously injured. He said the taxi “made a wrong turn and crashed against a pole” with “a very heavy slam”. City boss Pep Guardiola said he had no problem with Aguero spending a day off in Amsterdam. He said: “I think days off are to be happy. I want the players to be happy. Always I am a manager who doesn’t like to train every day. I think the players have to rest mentally and physically. They can enjoy their lives.”