Crystal Palace full-back Pape Souare was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after being involved in a horrific car accident.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening as his Mercedes collided with another vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 at midday.
Souare, who did not feature in the Eagles' victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday, had to be delicately lifted out of his car after the emergency services cut off the roof.
The actual circumstances behind the collision remain unclear but various images that have appeared on Twitter from the incident show the severity.
The Mirror have reported that eye-witnesses at the scene claim Souare's Mercedes appeared to have crossed the central reservation before the cars crashed head-on.
Palace have just made a statement on Souare's status and revealed he had 'sustained injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital whilst he receives treatment' but he should count himself very lucky to come away from the crash without anything more serious.
The second tweet shows the sheer scale of the incident with a countless number of firemen on hand to assist.
On a more positive note, the other driver involved did not require any hospital treatment and of course we wish Souare a speedy recovery.
The Senegalese international featured in all of Palace's opening three matches of the Premier League campaign but was not included in the squad last weekend, with Martin Kelly preferred by Alan Pardew.
Souare also signed a new three-and-a-half year deal to stay at Selhurst Park in January and has made over 50 appearances for the club since moving from Lille in 2015.
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