SERGIO AGUERO cheated death in a car crash last night – and all fans were left thinking about is the damage it does to their fantasy football teams.
Manchester City striker Aguero is understood to have suffered broken ribs in the smash when the taxi he was travelling in ploughed into a lampost.
And there are suggestions the Argentina star only escaped being killed in the accident in the Netherlands because he was wearing a seat-belt.
But while most were shocked at learning the news when they woke this morning, others could think only of their fantasy football teams.
With his City team-mate Benjamin Mendy also suffering a long term knee injury this week, Aguero’s fitness concerns are too much for many to take.
BBC Football Focus presenter Dan Walker admitted his guilt at feeling more concerned for his team than he should have done compared to worries about Aguero’s health.
Walker tweeted: “I feel slightly guilty that I’m assessing the Aguero/Mendy news entirely through the prism of my fantasy team.”
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I feel slightly guilty that I’m assessing the Aguero / Mendy news entirely through the prism of my fantasy team ?
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 29, 2017
Don’t feel bad, my sons response was ‘he’s in my FL team ?’. Mind you, he is 13…
— Ellie Hunt (@eleanorhunt1) September 29, 2017
Don’t feel bad, when Luke Shaw broke his leg I had him out of my FF team before he was even on the stretcher! ?
— Robert Fingleton (@RobertFingleton) September 29, 2017
-Thursday afternoon, add aguero to fantasy team
– Thursday evening, aguero breaks ribs in car crash#thecursecontinues
— Euan Murray (@euanfmurray) September 29, 2017
Aguero’s Amsterdam taxi driver might have just cost me a fantasy football transfer I don’t really have.
— Jon Livesey (@JonLiveseyDM) September 29, 2017
— Jules Breach (@julesbreach) September 29, 2017
Aguero would get injured after I transferred him in last week. Another selection headache for the lowly fantasy league manager
— JB. (@jbrownn17) September 29, 2017
The striker is now believed to be flying back to Manchester where he will be assessed by club doctors to see the extent of his injuries.
City have yet to officially rule Aguero out of the squad for Saturday’s big Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
But boss Pep Guardiola will know he may have to change his plans to cope with loss of a striker who has scored seven goals in eight games this season.
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