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Sergio Aguero has been diagnosed with a heart rate rhythm disorder after being admitted to hospital last night.
The Argentine striker made his first start at the Camp Nou for Barcelona against Alaves but was forced off after 40 minutes and replaced by Philippe Coutinho.
Concerning scenes near the end of the first half at Camp Nou, but thankfully Sergio Aguero was able to leave the pitch without the need for a stretcher 🙏— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) October 30, 2021
Let's hope he's back in action soon 🤞 pic.twitter.com/1T4gSGHvuV
In worrying scenes, Aguero was holding his chest and appeared to be having difficulty breathing, leading to him travelling to a nearby hospital in an ambulance.
Barcelona then confirmed Aguero had a cardiac examination following the discomfort and according to journalist Veronica Brunati of SPORT, those tests uncovered a "cardiac arrhythmia".
Aguero has a heart rhythm frequency disorder - something he suffered with at the start of his career - and so he will now remain at the hospital to find out the severity of the problem through further, more detailed tests.
🚨🚑 ÚLTIMA HORA | Kun Agüero sufre una arritmia cardíaca— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) October 31, 2021
⛑️ Tras los estudios al argentino se le ha diagnosticado un trastorno de la frecuencia del ritmo cardíaco
👉🏾 Ya sufrió un episodio igual a los 12 años
🗓️ Mañana se le van a realizar más pruebas
🎙️ Informa @verobrunati pic.twitter.com/3P3lxabEOi
🚨🚑 Kun Agüero sufre una arritmia cardíaca— Carrusel Deportivo (@carrusel) October 31, 2021
⛑️ Ahora falta conocer por qué sufre esta arritmia
👉🏾 El futbolista está tranquilo mientras siguen con las pruebas
🎙️ Informa @verobrunati pic.twitter.com/R0oW45iMVM
El Kun está bien seguirán realizándole estudios por precaución. Pero está bien. Se siente bien. Esperemos que los estudios den bien 🙏. @sport— Veronica Brunati 💚 (@verobrunati) October 31, 2021
Aguero is believed to be as calm and content as possible but worried about what the potential outcome of these tests could be.
In the circumstances, particularly after Christian Eriksen's frightening episode at Euro 2020, it makes sense for all parties to treat the matter seriously and with complete caution.
Aguero left City after a decade of service in the summer and returned to La Liga with Barca before seeing his close friend and compatriot Lionel Messi join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.
Muscle injuries delayed his debut, which came against Valencia on October 17, and he opened his account for the Blaugrana in his first El Clasico last week.
We wish Aguero a speedy recovery and hope he is safe to return to the pitch very soon.
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