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Aguero: ‘Wearing the seatbelt saved me’

Sergio Aguero says that he is only able to speak about the accident now because he was wearing a seatbelt during the car crash in the Netherlands.

The Argentinian striker admitted he is lucky he only suffered a broken rib after the car accident in which he was involved. Aguero was heading to the airport after taking part in a concert in Amsterdam, when the taxi that he was in lost control and hit a pole.

Aguero spoke to Argentinian media TyC Sports about the incident: “When I got to the hospital I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday [against Stoke]. He said, ‘I don’t believe so’.

I took a moment to think and realised it’s thanks to wearing a seat belt that I’m able to talk about this at all.”

Aguero was ruled out of his country’s decisive match against Ecuador, but Argentina manager to secure direct qualification to the World Cup, after a 3-1 victory, thanks to a hat-trick by Lionel Messi.

After the incident, Aguero went straight back to Manchester, to be assessed by City’s medical team and he was ordered rest. Earlier this week, he rejoined the team for light training sessions and could be available for Manchester City’s next Premier League match against Stoke.