Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after he was involved in a car crash on the M4 motorway, suffering injuries to his thigh and jaw.
The club released a statement on Monday on their official website providing further details about the 26-year-old’s accident:
Crystal Palace Football Club regret to confirm that Pape Souare was yesterday (Sunday) involved in a car accident and taken to hospital in London. The player has sustained injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital whilst he receives treatment. The club are liaising closely with the hospital on his progress and we obviously wish him a speedy recovery.
Our thoughts are with Pape and his family at this time.
According to Richard Wheatstone of the Mirror, the Senegal international was involved in a two-vehicle crash before being airlifted from the scene, although his injuries are not said to be life-threatening.
Eagles winger Bakary Sako posted the following on his Instagram account:
Souare joined Palace in January 2015 from Lille and made 34 appearances for Alan Pardew’s side in the Premier League last season. After a strong start to life at Selhurst Park, he signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal this January.
On the international stage, Souare has represented Senegal 22 times, scoring on one occasion. He’s renowned for his energetic bursts forward and committed defensive work on the left flank.
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