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Andre Villas-Boas hospitalised after Dakar Rally crash

Andre Villas-Boas hospitalised after Dakar Rally crash

Andre Villas-Boas was taken to hospital following a crash during his Dakar Rally debut. The former Chelsea and Tottenham manager was in the fourth stage but had to withdraw after this incident.

Villas-Boas complained of back pain sustained in an accident that saw him hit a sand dune during the San Juan de Marcona stage in Peru.

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Overdrive team director, Jean-Marc Fortin confirmed the incident and said, “Andre was taken to the hospital with a back injury. It was unfortunate for Andre, who was making a very positive debut in the Dakar,”.

The 40-year-old left his role at SIPG Shanghai to focus on a career in Dakar Rally. He had managed to get the club to finish second in the CSL last season and managed to reach the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League in his first year in charge.

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