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Aguero on THAT crash: ‘It’s thanks to a seatbelt I can talk about this at all’

Date Posted,October 11, 2017

Sergio Aguero has talked about his miracle escape from a car smash in Amsterdam.

The Manchester City striker had just pulled on a seatbelt that he believes saved his life when the taxi in which he was travelling crashed on September 29.

Aguero suffered a broken rib that it was claimed would sideline him for up to six weeks.

While he is already back in training and in contention for a place on the bench against Stoke this weekend, but said he was just thankful to be alive.

Lucky Aguero was back in training this weekend and could even play on Saturday (Image: Manchester City FC/Getty)

The Argentina international said: “When I got to the hospital, I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday [against Chelsea].

“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.”

The 29-year-old’s taxi left the road and collided with a lamp-post on the way back to Amsterdam airport.

Aguero’s father had previously revealed how his son, worried at the speed at which the taxi driver was going, decided to put on his seatbelt just seconds before impact.

The player was in Amsterdam as a guest of Colombian singer Maluma, whom he had watched in concert before taking the taxi to the airport to fly back to Manchester.

Aguero, who needs just two goals to become City’s all-time leading scorer, admitted to having second thoughts on the trip following the accident.

“When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain,” he said. “I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma, he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.

“Then one thinks, ‘Why did I go?’ But it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.

“I still don’t know if I’m going to play on Saturday. I have trained normally, but without the group. I will get into the group to see how I feel, but at training it’s not the same thing as a game. I want to see if I have pain.”

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