Sergio Aguero faces at least four weeks out after breaking a rib in a late-night car crash in Amsterdam.
The Manchester City striker was injured on Thursday when a taxi taking him and a friend to the airport crashed into a lamp post. The Argentine, who was on a day off, made the trip to see a concert, even though it was less than 48 hours before City face Chelsea at 5.30pm this evening at Stamford Bridge.
City manager Pep Guardiola maintained yesterday that he had ‘no problem’ with the 29-year-old travelling abroad on his day off, although he admitted he was not aware of Aguero’s trip.
Last night Aguero tweeted a picture of himself giving the thumbs up with the caption: ‘I’m home in Manchester after an
exam by club Drs. It’s a broken rib. Hurts, but I’m fine, fully focused on recovery. Thank you all for the supportive messages.’
I'm home in Manchester after an exam by club Drs. It's a broken rib. Hurts, but I'm fine, fully focused on recovery. Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/uamK7xwo99
After watching a concert by Colombian singer Maluma, Aguero and his friend were making their way to the airport at 11pm to board a private jet back to Manchester when the taxi skidded and crashed, wrecking the front of the car. Describing what happened, Aguero tweeted: ‘The taxi I was riding made a wrong turn and crashed against a pole. It was a very heavy slam but seatbelts prevented it being worse.’
Asked about Aguero’s trip to Holland, Guardiola said: ‘I’m not the police. I only knew when I woke up. I don’t want to know what my players do.’