Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero will be out of action for three months as a result of chest pain. The Argentine joined Barcelona last summer after spending a trophy-laden decade at the Etihad Stadium. But his time in Spain has been plagued with injuries.
The 33-year-old has had to look on from the sidelines for most of his time in Catalonia as a result of niggling injuries. Concerns were raised after the player complained of pain in his chest in a weekend game against Alaves.
He felt ‘chest discomfort’ following an aerial challenge with an opposition defender and stayed down. The medical team called for a stretcher for the former City striker after some observation, but he was able to walk off the pitch by himself.
The severity of the pain meant he could not continue with the match and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho. This was still in the first half.
He was then taken to hospital for further examination. After the game, Barcelona interim manager Sergi Barjuan said that Aguero was “calm” but will remain in hospital for Tuesday’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev.
A statement from the club detailing the incident and steps being taken as a result read:
“The first team player Sergio Aguero has been subjected to a diagnostic and therapeutic process by Dr. Josep Brugada. He is unavailable for selection and during the next three months the effectiveness of treatment will be evaluated in order to determine his recovery process.
“The Argentine was taken to hospital for cardiological evaluation on Saturday following the Barça v Alaves game in which the Barça striker felt unwell in the first half and was replaced before half time by Philippe Coutinho.”
Early reports claim initial examinations found the player is having arrhythmia, a situation where the heart beats with an irregular rhythm.
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has offered his support to Aguero whom he played with at the club for over six years. After the news broke out that the striker had been taken to hospital, Sterling said: “Stay strong my brother @aguerosergiokun, we’re all with you. Get well soon.”
All at Bitterandblue wish legend Sergio a speedy recovery.