Manchester City on Friday confirmed that star striker Sergio Aguero had been involved in a car accident in Holland on Thursday night and would be examined by the club doctors later in the day.
“Sergio Aguero will be assessed by Club doctors today after being involved in a road accident on Thursday,” the club stated.
“The City forward was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries,” the statement added.
The 29-year-old had gone to Holland for a concert and reportedly was involved in a car crash on the way to the airport.
“Aguero will return to Manchester this morning and his status will be checked ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Chelsea,” City confirmed.
Reports on Friday morning suggested that the Argentine striker, who is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time top goalscorer, had fractured his ribs but the club did not confirm on the extent of the injury suffered by their forward.
It caps a miserable 24-hour period for the Sky Blues, who despite topping the Premier League and their Champions League group, travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face defending champions Chelsea without left-back Benjamin Mendy and most probably now, Aguero.
Mendy, who became the world’s most expensive defender when he signed from Manchester City for a £52 million fee, injured his knee in the Sky Blues 5-0 win over Crystal Palace on the weekend and the club confirmed on Thursday the Frenchman had ruptured his ACL.
In Aguero’s absence, Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line for City but without the in-form Argentine, who has six goals in as many games in the league, the Sky Blues’ attack will not be the same.
And with Mendy missing, City are now without a left-back and manager Pep Guardiola will be forced into a defensive reshuffle for Saturday’s trip.