Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has been hospitalized after suffering a shortness of breath during a La Liga match against Alaves. The player, who was transferred to hospital after receiving first aid from the ground, is reported to be undergoing heart tests.
Aguero began to show signs of restlessness more than forty minutes after the match. The player, who was paralyzed on the field with his hand on his chest, was taken away by the medical staff and later shifted to a hospital after receiving emergency treatment. Coutinho replaced the star.
Barcelona have confirmed that Aguero suffered a heart attack during the match and will need to undergo further tests after being transferred to hospital. Aguero, who has been sidelined since the start of the season due to injury, is set to return to action after playing just a few games.
After the match, Barcelona’s interim coach Sergio Baruan said he did not know the player’s condition. In addition to Aguero, defender Gerard Pique was also injured in the match. Piquവ went out injured in the 70th minute.
Injuries are a major setback for Barcelona, who have already been sidelined with a number of injuries. The defeat in another match in the Champions League could put Barcelona in a situation where they have to play in the Europa League this time.