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Report: Argentine FA Confirm Scaloni Is Fine After Traffic Accident

Report: Argentine FA Confirm Scaloni Is Fine After Traffic Accident
By Aaron Strain

It'll be an uncomfortable few days ahead for Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni, one would imagine, after suffering facial injuries in a traffic accident near his home in Mallorca earlier today.

According to Spanish outlet Marcathe 40-year-old coach had been cycling close to a school on the Spanish island when a car clattered into him, sending him flying from his bicycle.

The former wingback, who picked up a FA Cup losers medal with West Ham back in 2006, was taken straight to Son Espases University Hospital after the incident, with some news agencies claiming that the ex-Deportivo La Coruna star had suffered "multiple injuries" and was in a "serious condition".

However, the Argentine FA has moved to dispell such rumours in the past couple of hours, saying that their man has been "medically discharged".

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The player too allayed any fears by posting a message from his own Twitter account moments later in which he expressed gratitude for the well-wishes he had received.

Scaloni, who initially joined Le Albiceleste management team as an assistant to Jorge Sampaoli in June 2017, was handed the reins last summer after the South Americans failed to deliver at the World Cup. He and former international team-mate Pablo Aimar took charge on a caretaker basis before the seven-time capped right-sided defender was handed the role on a permanent basis in November.

Scaloni, whose contract with his national side runs until the conclusion of this summer's Copa America, started his playing career at hometown club Newell's Old Boys in Rosario before a move to Estudiantes brought the teenager to the attention of Deportico La Coruna.

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Scaloni made 200 La Liga appearances for Depor before moving to Racing Santander in 2006. He also played with Lazio and Mallorca, where he now resides, before ending his playing days in Italy with Atalanta.

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