Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni has emerged with just minor injuries from a bike accident that initial reports had claimed left him in a 'serious condition.'

By 90Min
April 09, 2019

Argentina national team manager Lionel Scaloni has emerged with just minor injuries from a bike accident that initial reports had claimed left him in a 'serious condition.'

Scaloni was said to have been riding his bike on the Balaeric island of Mallorca at around 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday when a driver reversed without seeing the coach behind him, knocking him to the ground.

According to AS, the collision had left the 40-year-old in a 'serious condition' and he was being treated for brain trauma, as well as injuries to the face and arms, at the Hospital Universitario Son Espase, within the capital, Palma.

Thankfully, subsequent tweet from the Argentine national team's official twitter account and the manager himself have revealed that the coach has now been medically discharged, and is on his way home, hampered only by minor injuries.

The tweet declared: "The coach of Argentina, Lionel Scaloni, suffered a non-serious accident today while riding his bicycle. He is currently on his way home after medical discharge."

Scaloni, a former player for La Albiceleste, initially joined the national team as part of Jorge Sampaoli's coaching staff. However, he was instilled as caretaker boss upon Sampaoli's sacking in July 2018 following the disappointing World Cup campaign in Russia, and was handed the role on a full-time basis in November last year.

In his playing days, the versatile right back/right midfielder turned out for teams such as Deportivo La Coruna, West Ham United, Lazio, Mallorca and Atalanta, winning one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey, while finishing as a runner up in the 2006 FA Cup final with the Hammers.

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