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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.

Ardiles 'doing well' after suffering severe cuts to head

Ardiles promoting his autobiography in 2009 Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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.”