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Argentina football manager Lionel Scaloni injured in bike accident – Sky News

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Argentina football manager Lionel Scaloni was taken to hospital after being injured in a bicycle accident in Mallorca.

Spanish police confirmed to Sky News that the 40-year-old, who had a brief stint at West Ham during his playing career, was knocked over by a car while cycling on the island at around 10am local time on Tuesday.

The collision, which involved a Toyota car, took place in the car park of the Agora Portals International School.

Scaloni (right) with Argentina star Lionel Messi
Image: Scaloni (right) with Argentina star Lionel Messi

Local police said the driver was reversing at the time and did not see Scaloni, but called the emergency services when he realised what had happened.

Scaloni, who became head coach of his national team in November last year, was not seriously injured, but was taken to the nearby Son Espases hospital as a precaution.

The Argentine football federation later announced on Twitter that he had been released and was on his way home.

Scaloni replaced Jorge Sampaoli as Argentina boss after a disappointing campaign at the World Cup in Russia, and is set to lead his country at the Copa America tournament this June.

He had played for Spanish club Mallora between 2008 and 2009, before ending his playing career at Italian side Atalanta.

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