Argentina International Sergio Aguero was involved in an accident on Thursday night (September 28th) and narrowly survived a car crash in the Netherlands â thanks to his seatbelt â that broke some of his ribs and left him facing months out of Manchester City's season.
The City frontman was attending a Maluma pop concert in the Netherlands when the PT Cruiser he was being driven in was involved in a terrifying smash, according to reports from the Sun.
Aguero is expected back in Manchester on Friday and will be examined by City's medical team before the Premier League trip to Chelsea on Saturday.
Earlier in the evening, the Argentina forward had posted a photo of himself and Maluma on Instagram with the message, "thanks for the invitation".
But, just hours later, it appears the taxi he was returning to the airport in collided with a pole. The smash happened in Amsterdam, close to a pedestrian crossing. The airbags were deployed and no other car appears to be involved from the photos available.
Dutch Police in Amsterdam confirmed to the BBC that two people were in a taxi which crashed in the De Boelelaan area of the city and taken to hospital, but would not confirm their names.
Manchester City said he "was in Holland on his day off and has sustained injuries".
The international break follows City's match against Chelsea. Aguero was named in Argentina's squad for their final two World Cup qualifiers against Peru (5 October) and Ecuador (10 October).
Argentina are fifth in the South American section standings, which only guarantees a play-off place.
Aguero has scored seven goals in eight matches for City this season, helping Pep Guardiola's side reach the top of the Premier League and win their first two Champions League group matches.
The striker has been in fine form this season and is one away from equalling Eric Brooks' club record of 177 goals for City. His absence would be a major blow, particularly after it was confirmed on Thursday that defender Benjamin Mendy has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.