Crystal Palace’s Pape Souare in hospital after car crash

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Crystal Palace have confirmed left back Pape Souare is in hospital receiving treatment after being involved in a car accident.

Souare, 26 was involved in the incident on Sunday on the M4 motorway and was airlifted to hospital in London.

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Since joining from Lille in January 2015 the Senegalese defender has been a mainstay at left back for Alan Pardew‘s side and he’s started three of their opening four League games so far this season, bu wasn’t part of the squad for the 2-1 win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

In a statement released by the club on Monday, they revealed that Souare has injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital.

“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.”

Messages have been coming in from his teammates at Palace and all around the soccer community for Souare.