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The son of former footballer Ossie Ardiles says he feared the worst for his father after they were both involved in a car accident in the Falklands.
"I thought he was in big trouble to be honest with you," Federico Ardiles said, after seeing the large gash on his father's head.
The former Tottenham star has had some stitches and is likely to be airlifted to a hospital in Buenos Aires for a precautionary scan, Federico added.
Former Argentina and Tottenham footballer Ricky Villa has described the moment his friend Ossie Ardiles lost control of the car they were travelling in, sending the vehicle rolling off the road:
Ossie Ardiles has sustained severe lacerations to the head, but is progressing well, after being involved in a car crash in the Falklands with former Argentine footballer Ricky Villa.
In a statement released by the Falklands Government, the former Spurs player and manager said: “Thank you to everyone in the Islands who has helped, without exception.
"Thank you to everyone for your concern, I am fine and doing well.”
Tottenham Hotspur FC has released a statement following the news that Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa were involved in a car accident.
Ardiles, who is also former manager of Newcastle United, and Villa spent 15 years on the playing staff at Tottenham between them.
Former Argentina and Tottenham footballers Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles have been involved in a car accident on the Falkland Islands on Monday night.
The South Atlantic News Agency said the pair were on the island to film a documentary for ESPN.
A British military helicopter airlifted Ardiles and Villa, both 61, to a hospital in Stanley shortly after the accident occurred at around 9pm local time, according to the MinutoUno news site.
Four of the injured were discharged from hospital while three remain under observation, the report added.