Report: Argentina's Maradona 'fine' after road crash

July 12, 2011 03:09

BUENOS AIRES - Former Argentine soccer player and coach Diego Maradona was taken to hospital for routine checks after his car was involved in a road accident near Buenos Aires on Monday, local media reported.

Maradona was taken to a hospital near his home in the city's Ezeiza suburb and a medical official said he was "perfectly fine." His girlfriend, Veronica Ojeda, was also undergoing routine tests.

"They're perfectly fine although some more checks will be carried out on his companion, above all as a precaution," hospital director Oscar Sico was quoted as telling local radio.

The 1986 World Cup-winning captain 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.

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