Crystal Palace’s Souare out up to 6 months with injuries from car crash

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LONDON (AP) Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare could be sidelined for up to six months after undergoing surgery on his leg and jaw following a serious car crash.

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The Senegal international was airlifted to hospital after being involved in a crash on a motorway last weekend.

Palace manager Alan Pardew said “we think in four, five, six months he will be running and training again.”

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Pardew said on Friday, “We have reminded him that his injuries are not as bad as they might have been, we are still not quite sure of some of the muscle injuries due to the trauma he has been under, but we think he looks OK.”