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Premier League: Sergio Aguero sustains injuries in road accident; Manchester City to assess striker ahead of Chelsea clash

Sergio Aguero has "sustained injuries" after being involved in a road accident in Holland, Manchester City confirmed on their website on Friday morning.

The striker will return to Manchester and will be assessed by the club doctors ahead of their Premier League meeting with defending champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero could be out for 2 months after fracturing his ribs in a car crash in Amsterdam. AP

Sergio Aguero could be out for 2 months after fracturing his ribs in a car crash in Amsterdam. AP

However, according to media reports, Aguero could be out for six to eight weeks with broken ribs after the taxi carrying the striker banged into a column on the side of the road.

Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek told AFP that officers attended an accident in the city at around 11:00pm (2100 GMT) on Thursday after "a taxi-cab hit a lamp-post".

He could not confirm the identities of the two passengers and the driver, who all asked to remain anonymous.

"No other vehicles were involved," he told AFP early Friday, adding three people in the taxi "have been transferred to hospital for observation... but there were no bad injuries."

The accident occurred on De Boelelaan street, said Zuiderhoek, not far from the Arena A where Colombian singer Maluma performed Thursday.

While the time span of his absence is still unconfirmed, Aguero appears certain to miss Manchester City's all-important trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. The news also casts major doubts on the forward's participation in Argentina's crucial World Cup qualifiers against Peru (5 October) and Ecuador (10 October).

City will comment on the extent of Aguero's injury in due course.

His former club CA Indipendiente wished their former player a speedy recovery and tweeted saying: "Strength and quick recovery. All Independiente is with you in this difficult time".

Aguero's potential absence comes as a huge blow for Pep Guardiola's side, who also lost defender Benjamin Mendy for a period of two months earlier in the week. Aguero who has made a flying start to the league season scoring six times in as many matches will be a big miss for City who are looking to consolidate on a strong start to the Premier League season.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 14:09 PM

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