Taxi crash Aguero out for two-four weeks

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

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.”

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