Aguero out for at least three months

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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero will be sidelined for at least three months after undergoing heart tests.

Aguero was "subjected to a diagnostic and therapeutic process" that won't allow him to play for a while, the club said on Monday.

"The effectiveness of treatment will be evaluated in order to determine his recovery process."

Barcelona did not give any more detail on the therapeutic process undergone by the 33-year-old Argentine.

He had to be hospitalised for tests on his heart after feeling unwell on Saturday in the first half of Barca's 1-1 home draw with Alaves in La Liga.

Aguero, who joined the Catalan club from Manchester City in the off-season, had already missed several matches at the beginning of the season due to injury.

He has five appearances for the club so far, but started in only the previous two games.

Aguero's only goal this season came in the 2-1 loss in the clasico against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou last month.

Barcelona have struggled in their first season without Lionel Messi in almost two decades.

The are winless in three straight matches in all competitions.

Their next game is on Tuesday at Dynamo Kyiv in the group stage of the Champions League.

Veteran defender Gerard Pique won't be available because of a calf injury.

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