WION Web Team San Juan de Marcona, Ica, Peru
Jan 10, 2018, 09.12 AM
Villas-Boas has been forced out of the Dakar Rally after hurting his back on Tuesday's fourth stage. The 40-year-old was taken to the hospital immediately.
He jolted his back after his car went airborne off a sand dune and made a hard landing, Toyota said in a statement.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham coach André Villas-Boas swapped his career from football and participated in racing for the first time to follow the family tradition in rally driving. His uncle competed in the Dakar Rally in the early 1980s.
Villas-Boas posted on social media that he and his partner are safe.