Former Barcelona and Inter Milan star Samuel Eto’o was involved in a car accident in his native Cameroon.
Local reports assure that Eto’o is in stable condition after being submitted to a hospital over the weekend from a car accident.
The alleged road incident took place around Nkongsamba-Douala road in the 39-year-old’s native Cameroon. He was reportedly on his way home from a wedding reception before a bus hit his car, and was later taken to the hospital.
The picture below shows the damage inflicted on his car from the road accident.
❗Samuel Eto'o was involved in a car accident in Cameroon this morning. The Barça legend was immediately transferred to a hospital, but he is in stable and fine condition. pic.twitter.com/dLg58iD4wD
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 8, 2020
But Eto’o is understood to be fine following the ordeal in hospital, according to reports in Cameroon. No official confirmation or details of the extent of his injuries have been released yet, though.
“The crushed car Samuel Eto’o was in. I can confirm that he is fine, we spoke again. Doctors taking care of additional examinations,” a local journalist posted on Twitter.
France Football has reported Eto’o suffered a head injury, but assured that no lives were lost from the accident.
Cameroon 🇨🇲 legend Samuel Eto’o has been involved in a car accident on his way from Nkongsamba in western Cameroon to Douala. He is out of danger, according to reports. pic.twitter.com/aBlgoxDEz3
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) November 8, 2020
The former striker ended a glorious 22-year career back in September 2019 after leaving Qatar SC that year.
Eto’o scored an impressive 360 goals in 720 appearances throughout his club career for the likes of Barcelona, Inter, and Chelsea. He won several major honors, including four LaLiga titles and three Champions League crowns.
The Cameroon legend is also the national team’s record goalscorer on 56 goals and the second-most capped footballer in history on 118 games behind Rigobert Song, who won 137 caps for the Indomitable Lions.
An Olympic Gold medal and two Africa Cup of Nations titles came his way before Eto’o retired from international football in 2014.