Footie ace ‘is too ill to be in court’
FORMER Premier League star Clarke Carlisle is still receiving “intense treatment” for his injuries after being hit by a lorry, a court has been told.
The ex-Leeds, Burnley and QPR defender was due in court yesterday after he was arrested for failing to provide a sample to police after they pulled him over.
The 35-year-old dad-of-three ( above) was unable to attend Highbury Magistrates’ Court as lawyers explained the extent of his condition.
The court was told: “He was in a coma as a result of his injuries and he has just recently awoken.
“As it stands he’s not in a position to attend court. He’s still receiving quite intense treatment for the injuries.”
Carlisle, who has spoken of his struggles with drink problems in the past, was arrested when he was pulled over in Islington, north London on December 20.
Two days later he was injured after being hit by a lorry on the A64 near York.
Carlisle, of Ripponden, W Yorks, is due to appear at the court on March 23. SNOWFLAKES get as the temperature drops.