Crystal Palace Senegalese defender Pape Souaré suffered injuries to his thigh and jaw in a serious car crash on the M4 motorway on Sunda...
Crystal Palace Senegalese defender Pape Souaré suffered injuries to his thigh and jaw in a serious car crash on the M4 motorway on Sunday afternoon. The left-back was taken to hospital by air ambulance but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The other driver is not believed to be seriously injured and according to reports did not require hospital treatment.
Pictures from the scene, which showed the car on the central reservation with debris strewn across the carriageway, between junctions two and three, were widely shared on social media.
Crystal Palace issued a statement to say Souaré sustained injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital while 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.”
Souaré joined Palace last January from French side Lille. He was not in the squad for Crystal Palace’s 2-1 away win over Middlesbrough on Saturday as he is currently recovering from an injury.