Connect with us

News

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ as his heart problem is now ‘complicated”

Published

on

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero is considering his playing future after suffering a heart problem whilst playing for Barcelona recently.

Advertisement

 

The Argentine, who was forced off the pitch, may yet retire with the issue more complicated than was initially expected, reports a Catalan radio station.

Advertisement

 

Aguero recently underwent tests following the heart problem and it has shown that continuing as a professional would not be favorable.

Advertisement

 

The 33-year-old was forced off 42 minutes into his first home start for Barcelona against Alaves last month and was taken to hospital due to breathing difficulties.

Advertisement

 

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero

 

Advertisement

The former Manchester City star was visibly struggling towards the end of the first half, laying down after clashing with an opponent in the penalty area. He was able to get back to his feet swiftly and walked off.

 

Advertisement

El Chiringuito presenter Jose Alvarez Haya later reported that his heart rate was much higher than it should have been.

 

Advertisement

Barcelona issued a statement following the incident that read: “The player Kun Agüero has undergone a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure by Dr. Josep Brugada.

 

Advertisement

“He is out and for the next three months the effectiveness of the treatment will be evaluated to determine his recovery process.”

 

Advertisement

Aguero said after he was taken to hospital: “I am well and in good spirits to face the recovery process. I want to thank you all for so many messages of support and love that make my heart stronger today.”

 

Advertisement

Aguero’s issue comes just months after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch whilst playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.

 

Advertisement

The playmaker stopped breathing after suffering cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the pitch before being rushed to hospital, where it was eventually confirmed that he would need to be fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).

 

Advertisement

He will not play for club side Inter Milan in Serie A this season.

 

Advertisement

Advertisement
UNBELIEVABLE Married woman caught with another man by in-laws
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

X