Ardiles 'fine and doing well' after crash

  • Last Updated: January 21 2014, 17:42 GMT

Ossie Ardiles has expressed his thanks to the help he received in the Falklands Islands after he was involved in a car accident which left him needing at least 20 stitches to his head.

Ossie Ardiles: Involved in a car accident
Ossie Ardiles: Involved in a car accident

Ardiles' former Spurs team-mate Ricky Villa was also involved in the incident, which took place while the pair were on the island to film a documentary.

Ardiles remains in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, but his son Pablo said the 61-year-old was "fine". Press Association Sport understands Villa has been discharged from the hospital.

In a statement released from the Falkland Islands Government, Ardiles said: "Thank you to everyone in the Islands who has helped, without exception.

"From the moment of the accident, the attention and care we have received from the police, the RAF helicopter team, the doctors and nurses here has been world class.

"Thank you to everyone for your concern, I am fine and doing well."

Villa joined Spurs at the same time as Ardiles and scored twice in the '81 FA Cup final replay win against Manchester City.

In the run up to the final, Tottenham released a song called "Ossie's Dream", which is still sung by Spurs fans today.