FC Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero, might be forced to retire from football due to the heart-related issue he is currently battling with.
On October 30, 2021, Sergio Aguero had the chance to start his second La Liga game of the season in the color of FC Barcelona. Unfortunately for the 33-year-old Argentine football star, he could not continue with the game after he complained of heart pain.
He was substituted in the first half of the game and was taken to the hospital for further medical examination and treatment.
Sergio Aguero was reportedly diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, which causes an irregular heartbeat.
After the 1-1 draw over Alaves on October 30, FC Barcelona announced that Aguero would not be available for selection for three months. The Argentina international was expected to use the three months break to go through rehabilitation.
A statement from FC Barcelona read: “Sergio Aguero has been subjected to a diagnostic and therapeutic process by Dr. Josep Brugada.
“He is unavailable for selection and during the next three months the effectiveness of treatment will be evaluated to determine his recovery process.”
While Sergio Aguero’s fans were expecting the footballer to recover from the heart issue, a report by Catalunya Radio said the footballer’s health issue could force him to hang his boot.
Recall that Aguero joined FC Barcelona from Manchester City where he had the best of his football career. The Argentine football icon who is Manchester City’s all-time highest goalscorer could not extend his stay at the Premier League club ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
A few weeks before his contract with City expired, he joined FC Barcelona on a free transfer on July 1, 2021. He could not play regularly for the Spanish side due to fitness issues. He managed to make just five appearances in all competitions before he sustained the heart issue.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni sends his good wishes to Sergio Aguero
Argentina national team head coach, Lionel Scaloni has sent his goodwill message to Sergio Aguero ahead of the country’s World Cup qualification game against Brazil scheduled to kick off at 00:30 on November 17.
Despite the report by Catalunya Radio that Aguero might not be able to play professional football again due to his heart issue, Scaloni wished that the football star could play again.
“Besides him being a player, he is a boy we appreciate a lot”, the coach said of Aguero.
“We are sad because he is going through something no one deserves.
“We hope he recovers and could be playing as soon as possible. We send him all our support.”
😢 Sergio Aguero may be forced to retire from football altogether after his heart issues are 'more complicated' than expected.— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) November 12, 2021
👏 If true, we have to appreciate what an unbelievable career this man has had.
A all-time Premier League great… 🙌💙 #MCFC pic.twitter.com/eZSRV65NEg