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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero set to stay in hospital for further tests - report

The Argentine has been diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia

FC Barcelona v Deportivo Alaves - LaLiga Santander Photo by Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero looks set to stay in hospital for a little longer for more tests on his heart after he was taken off against Alaves on Saturday.

The Argentine was forced off in the first half and the club subsequently confirmed he had been taken to hospital for a cardiac exam.

Reports on Sunday have claimed Aguero has been diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia and will now undergo further tests.

The striker is said to be trying to keep calm but is, understandably, a little worried about his condition. At the moment it’s not clear when he will be allowed to leave hospital.

Mundo Deportivo have reported Aguero’s mother, brother and girlfriend have been to visit him in hospital “and left with their thumbs up as a sign that things were going well.”

The news means that Barcelona will obviously have to cope without Aguero once again. The striker has already missed the start of the season after sustaining a calf injury in pre-season.