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Ossie Ardiles' son thought his father was 'in big trouble'

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.

Ossie Ardiles 'fine and well' after Falklands car crash

Ossie Ardiles has expressed his thanks to the help he received in the Falklands Islands after he was involved in a car accident which left him needing at least 20 stitches to his head.

Ardiles remains in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, but his son Pablo said the 61-year-old was "fine". In a statement released from the Falkland Islands Government, Ardiles said:

"Thank you to everyone in the Islands who has helped. From the moment of the accident, the attention and care we have received from the police, the RAF helicopter team, the doctors and nurses here has been world class. Thank you to everyone for your concern, I am fine and doing well."

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Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles injured in car crash

Ossie Ardiles is recovering in hospital after being involved in a car crash on the Falkland Islands which left him needing at least 20 stitches to his head.

Ossie Ardiled seen in 1994 aty White Hart Lane after being sacked Credit: Press Association

His former team-mate Ricky Villa was also involved in the accident, which happened while the pair were on the island to film a documentary. Ardiles remains in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley. His son, Pablo, said the 61-year-old was "fine".