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Clarke Carlisle now in stable condition

Clarke Carlisle is currently in a stable condition in hospital as he recovers from a lorry accident.

The former Leeds United and Burnley defender and Professional Footballers' Association chairman is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry in North Yorkshire on Monday.

The 35-year-old, who retired from football last year, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with "serious injuries" that were initially reported to be life-threatening.

Gemma Carlisle took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, thanking well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers and saying she was "overwhelmed".

Later she posted the first update on his condition, saying: "Clarke's very poorly but he's alive and stable. Best Christmas gift we as a family could wish for. Thanks again."

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