Sergio Aguero was forced off in the first half of Barcelona’s La Liga clash with Alaves on Saturday night at the Camp Nou.
The Argentine made his second start in a row for the Catalan giants but only lasted 40 minutes after going to ground holding his throat.
Television replays weren’t able to show exactly what happened to cause the problem but it did seem as though Aguero was having difficulty breathing.
¡Agüero sale al 40'!— ESPN Deportes (@ESPNDeportes) October 30, 2021
Por un malestar en el pecho, el Kun Agüero tuvo que ser sustituido antes de finalizar el primer tiempo. pic.twitter.com/RrOiXPWh17
A stretcher was called and came on to the pitch but Aguero was able to sit up and then walk off the pitch which is the good news. Sergi Barjuan opted to replace the Argentine with Philippe Coutinho.
There’s been no update from Barcelona yet but ESPN’s Samuel Marsden has shared some news on Aguero.
Says here Aguero's heart rate was much higher than it should have been (tachycardia) & that he's gone to hospital for further tests. Says he's doing OK https://t.co/fb1TCjaV9y— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) October 30, 2021
There were more physical issues for Barcelona in the second half too, as the Catalans also lost Gerard Pique to injury. Youngster Nico Gonzalez also asked to be replaced late on after picking up a knock.