Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been discussing how he feels that his seatbelt prevented him from suffering even more severe injuries in his recent car crash.

The Argentina international has returned to light training having cracked his rib in Amsterdam a fortnight ago, when returning from a concert in a taxi.

Aguero spoke to Argentinian media, as quoted by the Independent, and admitted that he feels relieved to be able to look back on the accident without any permanent physical damage caused.

When I got to the hospital I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday. He said, ‘I don’t believe so’.

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I took a moment to think and realised it’s thanks to wearing a seat-belt that I’m able to talk about this at all.

The former Atletico Madrid man has been in superb form in the opening stages of the season and the injury came as a blow to both him and Manchester City as a whole.

However, the team have pushed on in his absence, and remain unbeaten at the top of the Premier League table after seven games.

Aguero faces a race against the clock if he wishes to be fit for City’s home clash against Stoke on Saturday afternoon, but is expected to be eased back into action anyway.