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African Star Returns To Playing After Horror Accident

African Star Returns To Playing After Horror Accident

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 20, 2017 11:55 AM @KeeganKruger

An African star has made an amazing turnaround in just 12 months, returning to the football pitch a year after being involved in a horrific car crash.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see pictures of Pape Souare in action against Huddersfield Town, as well as his car accident last year.

Senegal international Pape Souare was named on the Crystal Palace bench for their League Cup clash against Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

In September last year, the 27-year-old was travelling home on the M4 highway from Heathrow airport when he was involved in a terrible collision, suffering a broken leg and jaw as he had to be airlifted to hospital.

Speaking ahead of his return to the playing field, the Senegalese star admitted he feared he would never play football again, but refused to give up on his dream while he was going through his rehabilitation.

"I was thinking about my career as a footballer, and people were telling me no one had come back to play at the top level from this kind of injury," Souare said in an interview with the BBC.

"I didn't know when the pain would stop or how my legs would be. When you're hurt and wonder if you're going to play football again, you have to be worried. But I didn't want to give up."

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The left back came on at half-time for Jeffrey Schlupp as the Eagles beat The Terriers 1-0 on the night.

Are you surprised the Senegal defender is back so soon? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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