Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has confirmed Pape Souare is expected to make a full recovery following a horrific car crash.

Souare, 26, was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after his Mercedes was involved in a two-vehicle incident on the M4 motorway.

But a club statement has confirmed the defender hopes to be discharged on Friday despite suffering injuries to the jaw and thigh.

Co-owner Parish said: “Pape Souare has this morning undergone surgery on both his jaw and thigh.

“Thanks to the fantastic response of the emergency services who cut him from the car and the amazing surgeons, doctors and staff at the Royal London Hospital he is expected to make a full recovery and should be discharged on Friday.

“We would like to make special mention of the London Air Ambulance service who flew Pape directly from the scene to the hospital ensuring that he rapidly had access to the very best medical care.

“The club note that this organisation is a charity and completely funded from donations as such we are making a contribution and would urge everyone to support this invaluable service for the people of London.”

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