Clarke Carlisle leaves hospital six weeks after collision with lorry

Clarke Carlisle
Clarke Carlisle was PFA chairman from 2010 to 2013

Television pundit and former footballer Clarke Carlisle has left hospital, six weeks after being involved in a collision with a lorry.

The 35-year-old was struck by a lorry on the A64 near York on 22 December and airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

Carlisle's wife, Gemma, revealed she was bringing her husband home.

She tweeted: "Nearly 6 weeks on... Today I'm collecting Mr C to come home full time! Thanks once again for your amazing support and love."

The former Professional Footballers' Association chairman made more than 500 appearances during a playing career spanning 16 years at nine clubs - Blackpool, QPR, Leeds United, Watford, Luton (loan), Burnley, Preston (loan), York and Northampton.

From 2010 to 2013, Carlisle was chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and remains on the PFA's management committee.

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