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Clarke Carlisle rushed to hospital after being hit by a lorry

The ex-Burnley defender was reportedly in a serious condition after the accident in Yorkshire.

Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle
Former PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle
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CLARKE CARLISLE, THE former Professional Footballers’ Association chairman, has reportedly been involved in a serious incident.

Police confirmed on Monday that a 35-year-old male pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a lorry on the A64 near Bishopthorpe, York, leaving him with serious injuries and needing to be airlifted to hospital.

Reports in various UK outlets have linked Carlisle – who turned 35 in October - to the incident, while police have issued an appeal for witnesses.

Carlisle’s career included spells with Burnley – who he helped clinch promotion to the Premier League – his hometown club Preston North End, QPR, Blackpool, Watford and Leeds United before he hung up his boots at Northampton Town last year.

He has most recently been working as a pundit and the Football Association were joined by a host of Carlisle’s former clubs in wishing him well.

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Northampton added: “Clarke is an inspiration and a fighter and we are sure all Cobblers fans will join us in wishing him well.”

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