Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will return to England to be assessed by club doctors after being involved in a road accident.
Sources have told ESPN Sur that Aguero, 29, suffered a fractured rib in the car crash in the Netherlands.
The sources said that Aguero could miss six to eight weeks because of the injury, which would initially rule him out for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea and a crucial pair of World Cup qualifiers for Argentina next week.
He was a passenger in a taxi en route to the airport in Amsterdam after attending a concert on Thursday night put on by Maluma, a Colombian singer, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a column on the side of the road.
City confirmed the news in an official club statement, which read: “Sergio Aguero will be assessed by Club doctors today after being involved in a road accident on Thursday.
“The City forward was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries.
“He will return to Manchester this morning and his status will be checked ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Chelsea.”
Contacted by ESPN FC, a spokesman for the Amsterdam police department said: “A taxi crashed into a lamppost on De Beolelaan at 23:00 hours.
“Two persons have been taken to hospital for observation.
“The passengers of the cab have been asked for their names to be kept confidential.”
Independiente, the Argentine club where Aguero began his career, wished the striker a “speedy recovery” on Twitter and added: “All Independiente is with you at this difficult time.”
The news comes on the heels of another injury setback for Manchester City, who revealed on Thursday that defender Benjamin Mendy could be out for the remainder of the season after rupturing knee ligaments.