Sergio Aguero has revealed the reason why he broke a rib in a September car accident that caused him to miss two crucial World Cup qualifiers with Argentina.
A taxicab carrying the Manchester City star from a concert to the airport in Amsterdam hit a post, and Aguero suffered the injury that would keep him out of a total of four matches for club and country.
And he believes a tight seat belt was to blame for breaking a rib and keeping him on the sideline for the nation's most important matches since the 2016 Copa America final.
"We took a cab at the hotel, and five minutes later, the driver was doing this weird maneuver. I was with a friend and said to him, 'I'll fasten my seat belt just in case'. But I just couldn't do it since it was sort of hidden," Aguero described to reporters on Wednesday.
"It was too tight, and I think that was the reason why I had my rib injured. I knew I had something going on because it hurt quite badly. I asked the doctor, 'Can I get there by Saturday?' And he did this funny face. I asked him, 'Would it be next week?' And he denied it. That's when I said, 'I want to kill myself.'"
Without Aguero, Argentina played to a 0-0 draw against Peru on October 5 but still managed to lock down a World Cup berth with a 3-1 win over Ecuador in their final qualifier.