Lionel Scaloni: Argentina manager and former West Ham loanee shows off injuries suffered during bike accident


Lionel Scaloni: Argentina manager and former West Ham loanee shows off injuries suffered during bike accident

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni used social media to show off his injuries after he was involved in a cycling accident on Tuesday morning.

The 40-year-old was rushed to hospital after being struck by a vehicle at around 10am in Portals, Mallorca, Diario de Mallorca report.

He was then taken to Son Espases hospital, having reportedly ‘hit his face hard against the ground’ near the Agora school.

Scaloni’s condition was then assessed and he has now been discharged from hospital.

Argentina’s official Twitter account released a statement to announce Scaloni’s return home.

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“The coach of Argentina, Lionel Scaloni, suffered an accident today while driving his bicycle,” the statement read. “He is currently on his way home after medical discharge.”

Scaloni has since taken to social media to share a picture of his facial wounds to his 32,000 followers.

Alongside the image, he wrote: “Thank you very much for the messages received, a couple of points and home! Thank You All.”

Scaloni, who was appointed Albiceleste boss last November, began his playing career with Newell’s Old Boys in 1995.

The full-back went on to represent Estudiantes, Deportivo La Coruna, Racing Santander, Lazio, Mallorca and Atalanta, with whom he finished his career in 2015.

He spent a short time in England with West Ham, joining the east Londoners on loan in January 2006 and helping the Hammers reach that year’s FA Cup final.

Scaloni played the full match as Liverpool triumphed over West Ham on penalties at the Millennium Stadium.


Source: SportsLatest TS