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Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally

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Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally

Andre Villas-Boas has been taken to the hospital in a helicopter after suffering an accident during the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday.

While driving his Toyota Hilux, the former Chelsea, Tottenham and Porto manager hit a dune during the San Juan de Marcona stage in Peru.

Boas, who was ranked 41st out of 88 drivers after the 3rd stage, made a promising start to his first Dakar Rally but injury meant that the 40-year-old had to withdraw from the event.

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Overdrive team director Jean-Marc Fortin later confirmed that Villas-Boas had suffered a back injury.

"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." he said via The Daily Mail.


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Villas Boas took to Instagram after the incident and confirmed that he, along with co-driver Ruben Faria, are 'safe and well'

"Just to tell everyone that both me and Ruben are safe and well and back in the bivouac. We jumped off a dune and crashed the car nose first. The Dakar unfortunately is finished for us." he wrote.

"Better luck next time! Thank you all for your kind messages of support."

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We wish Andre all the best in his recovery.

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