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Diego Maradona Recovering After Car Crash

Argentine hero and partner in ‘perfect’ health.

Argentina legend Diego Maradona is said to be in good health after he and his girlfriend Veronica Ojeda were involved in a car crash.

They both avoided serious injuries when the former Barcelona and Napoli star collided with a bus near his Buenos Aires home.

Maradona, widely seen as one of the best soccer players in history, underwent routine tests after the accident in the capital’s Ezeiza suburb.

The former player’s mother is in hospital at the moment and local media said he was on his way to visit her when the accident took place.

The 50-year-old is waiting to start a new coaching job at Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates after failing to keep his last job as head of the national team.

Earlier this week, he demanded more support for Argentina as Lionel Messi, team-mates and coach Sergio Batista came under fire from media and fans for their performance at the Copa America.

Maradona was said to have hurt his knee and Ojeda her hip, but Oscar Sico, director at Hospital de Ezeiza, allayed fears over the severity of their injuries.

“The two are in a perfect condition, they’ve hardly suffered any injuries and they came to the hospital by themselves as a precautionary measure,” Sico said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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