Crystal Palace's Pape Souare expected to make full recovery from car accident

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare is expected to make a full recovery after he was seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday, according to the club's chairman Steve Parish.

Parish announced the good news on Tuesday afternoon in a statement that also revealed Souare has undergone surgery on his jaw and thigh, and should be discharged from hospital on Friday.

The Senegal full-back was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after suffering thigh and jaw injuries in an accident on the M4 motorway.

Parish's statement on the club's official website read: "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.''

Souare, 26, who has featured in three Premier League matches this season, joined the Eagles from French side Lille in January 2015.