Ardiles and Villa in Falklands Islands accident
LONDON (AP) — Former Argentina and Tottenham players Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa have escaped serious injury in a car accident on the Falkland Islands.
In a statement released by the Falkland Islands Government on Tuesday, Ardiles said he is “fine and doing well.” He remains in hospital after requiring stitches after cutting his head in Monday’s accident.
The statement added that Villa was discharged from hospital “with no serious injuries.”
Ardiles and Villa, who played for Tottenham in the 1970s and ’80s, were filming a documentary in the small British territory in the South Atlantic.
“We have been in touch with Ossie’s friends and relatives and have been informed that both Ricky and he were fine,” a Tottenham statement read, “and that Ossie suffered a cut to the head that required stitches, but he remained conscious throughout.”
The Falkland Islands Government said the accident involved seven passengers. None are seriously injured.
Ardiles played 311 games for Tottenham across two spells and had a brief, unsuccessful stint as manager.
Villa scored twice in the 1981 FA Cup final replay win against Manchester City. Ardiles also played in the game.