Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was involved yesterday in a car accident in the Netherlands, leaving him with a few injuries.

According to reports, Aguero has a fractured rib, and will miss City’s important league match against Chelsea this Saturday.

A statement from City said: “Sergio Agüero will be assessed by club doctors today [Friday] 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.”

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Speaking to Radio Metro de Argentina, the forward said: “The taxi driver did not see the curve and skid. And when he skidded, we hit him with the pole.

“I broke my rib, now I’m resting. It hurts me badly. I’ll be discharged in a little while.”

The news is bad news for Manchester City, who are set to lose full back Benjamin Mendy for the rest of the season, following a knee injury.

Aguero has been key for City this season, scoring 7 goals in 8 appearances, and being one goal shy of becoming the club’s all time scorer.