Sergio Aguero has been diagnosed with a heart rate rhythm disorder after being admitted to hospital last night, reports says.
The Argentine, 34, made his first start at the Camp Nou for Barcelona against Alaves, but was forced off after 40 minutes and replaced by Philippe Coutinho.
Aguero was seen clutching his chest and complaining of breathing problems, before an ambulance arrived and took him to to a nearby hospital.
Barcelona then confirmed Aguero had a cardiac examination following the discomfort and according to reports, 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.
Aguero is believed to be as calm and content as possible but worried about what the potential outcome of these tests could be.
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.