Sergio Aguero has admitted he could have suffered far worse than a broken rib in his recent car crash in Amsterdam.
The Manchester City striker was injured while spending a day off in the Dutch capital a fortnight ago when a taxi in which he was travelling crashed into a post.
Aguero's injuries were expected to keep him out of action for between two and four weeks but the 29-year-old realises the accident could have left him in a much worse condition.
Aguero told Argentina's TyC Sports: "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'.
"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."