Diego Maradona escapes serious injury in car crash

Diego Maradona
Maradona scored 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina between 1977-94

Diego Maradona has suffered minor injuries in an accident on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

The Argentina legend and his partner Veronica Ojeda were taken to hospital after the car he was driving hit a bus.

Maradona, 50, reportedly hurt his knee and Ojeda her hip, but Dr Oscar Cicco, a director at Hospital de Ezeiza, said they were "in a perfect condition".

He added: "They've hardly suffered any injuries and came to the hospital by themselves as a precautionary measure."

Maradona's mother is currently in hospital and local media reported that he was on his way to visit her when the accident happened in the suburb of Ezeiza.

At present Maradona is waiting to take over as coach of Al Wasl in the United Arab Emirates, his first job since departing as Argentina boss following the 2010 World Cup.

Earlier this week, Maradona stepped in to demand more support for Argentina after the host nation received heavy criticism for their performances at the Copa America.

Sergio Batista's side drew 1-1 with Bolivia in their opening match on 1 July and were also held by Colombia five days later before beating Costa Rica 3-0 on Monday.

Maradona captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986 and coached them for two years.