Sergio Aguero diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after hospital tests
Aguero was substituted in Barcelona's game against Alaves after complaining of troubles with his breathing
Barcelona foward Sergio Aguero has been diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after being subbed in the draw with Alaves due to trouble breathing.
The 33-year-old asked to be replaced in the first-half and was seen looking concerned whilst holding his chest. Aguero was then transferred to hospital where he undertook tests to determine the cause of the pains.
Sergio Agüero left the field and was taken to hospital for tests after having an elevated heart rate in Barcelona's game against Alavés pic.twitter.com/XSkFYrNPne
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 30, 2021
According to Spanish outlet Diario Sport, the results concluded that the Argentine's chest pains were due to a previously undiagnosed cardiac arrhythmia - a form of heart rate rhythm disorder.
Aguero is set to have further tests to discover the full extent of the disorder and is expected to miss Barca's must-win Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday night whilst he waits for more news.
The news comes as another blow for the experienced forward after he's struggled for fitness since his move from Manchester City in the summer.
Aguero had been out with a calf injury before making his debut for the side during El Clasico - which Barca lost 2-1 at the Nou Camp - scoring a late consolation in front of the home fans.
Former employers Manchester City took to Twitter to send their support to the star with a message saying: "Everyone at Manchester City wishes you a speedy recovery, [Sergio]. We’re with you."
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 30, 2021
Barcelona's first game since Ronald Koeman's sacking didn't see fortunes improve on the pitch as they were held to a 1-1 draw by me 16th placed Alaves.
Memphis Depay had given the Catalan club the lead shortly after the break with a stunning curling shot from the edge of the box before the away side replied just three minutes later courtesy of Luis Rioja.
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