Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ardiles suffers head injury after swerving to avoid a sheep

Former Tottenham star Ossie Ardiles had to have more than 20 stitches in his head after he was involved in a car accident in the Falkland Islands.

The ex-Argentina international is in the Islands with his former Spurs team-mate Ricky Villa filming an ESPN documentary about the impact the 1982 Falklands conflict had on their football careers.

Ardiles, 61, is believed to have been driving the rented 4x4 vehicle when it left the gravel road between the British military base at Mount Pleasant and Darwin settlement, on East Falkland at around 9pm local time.

A source said: "The accident happened near Darwin. They had been out for the day and were heading back to Stanley when they swerved to avoid a sheep and crashed."

As well as Ardiles and Villa, five other people are believed to have been in the vehicle, including Ardiles' British born son, who is working with the ESPN production team.

Local emergency services were scrambled and the injured were flown by military helicopter from the accident site to the King Edward VII Memorial hospital in Stanley.

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