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Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare airlifted to hospital after car accident

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has been injured in a car accident.

The London Evening Standard says Souare is in hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident on Sunday.

Souare was airlifted to hospital after emergency services cut the roof off his car following the collision on the M4 motorway.

A club statement read: "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."

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