Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare is set to undergo surgery on his broken leg this week after being involved in a car crash.
The incident happened on Sunday night and has left the defender with a broken leg and jaw but boss Alan Pardew is just relieved it was nothing more serious.
A time frame cannot be put on the player’s return, with Souare to undergo surgery this week.
“He’s not in a good way in terms of football, I think he’s broken his leg so maybe not so good, but thankfully he looks sound other than that, just a bit bashed up,” Pardew told Sky Sports.
“We’ll have to look after him and get him back as quick as we can because he’s a great lad and it’s a big loss. It is a blow but these things happen, and more importantly it’s not more than it could have been.”