Footie ace ‘is too ill to be in court’

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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.

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