Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is reported to have been hospitalised after fainting during international side Argentina’s 4-2 loss to Nigeria. The 29-year-old passed out at half-time after experiencing a ‘dizzy spell’, and was taken to a local hospital in Krasnodar. He later rejoined his Argentina teammates for the journey home.
Sergio Aguero is one of a number of Man City players to hit top form this season. The striker has blossomed under manager Pep Guardiola, scoring 10 goals in his last 12 appearances, and helping City to the top of the Premier League table. The Citizens have looked untouchable over the last few months, but a couple of injuries to their squad could level the playing field in the EPL.
It is not yet known if Aguero will be fit to play in this weekend’s clash with Leicester City. When asked about Aguero’s health, the Argentinian team doctor explained: “He felt bad twice, and with the medical history he has, since he was operated on when he was 15, we wanted to be sure it was nothing.
“We took him to hospital to make sure everything was normal, we prefer to wait to be sure.”
This was followed by an official statement from Manchester City, which read: “Sergio Aguero has been cleared by doctors to return to Manchester as planned after suffering a dizzy spell during Argentina’s 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar today.
“Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks. He will be assessed by the club’s medical team ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.”