LaLiga: Barcelona striker, Aguero ponders retirement amid heart problem


Barcelona striker, Sergio Aguero, is pondering a decision on retirement after a report suggested his heart problem could mean he stops playing football at 33, ESPN reports.

The issue began on October 30 during Barca’s draw with Alaves.

The LaLiga club later announced that the discomfort had been caused by a heart arrhythmia, which would require treatment over a three-month period.

Sources close to Aguero and Barca stress that is still the case, with the Argentina international undergoing regular cardiac exams to monitor his health.

Catalunya Radio, though, reported on Friday that the latest tests have revealed Aguero’s heart problem is worse than initially feared and could bring a premature end to his career.

However, sources told ESPN that while the condition should not be downplayed, it would be irresponsible to draw conclusions until Aguero has finished the initial three-month treatment process.

An arrhythmia is a very broad term to describe any heart rhythm that is not completely normal. They can be treated and even cured, but they can also be more serious, especially if left untreated.

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