Premier League footballer airlifted to hospital after motorway crash

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare was taken to hospital on Sunday after being involved in a car accident, the club have announced.

The 26-year-old sustained thigh and jaw injuries during the crash and will remain in hospital to receive treatment.

A statement on the club's website read: "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 reports, the crash occurred on the M4 motorway with the full-back's car being involved in a collision with another vehicle.

Following the incident, Souare, who did not feature in Palace's 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday, was airlifted to hospital in an air ambulance, with injuries believed to not be life-threatening.

The Senegal international signed from French side Lille in January last year and has featured in three Premier League matches this campaign.

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