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London (AFP) - Former Burnley, Leeds and Queens Park Rangers defender Clarke Carlisle was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a truck on Monday, British media reported.
The BBC reported the 35-year-old former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association was in hospital and that his injuries were not life-threatening.
Police said a 35-year-old man had been airlifted to hospital but did not confirm the injured man's identity.
"The collision involved a male pedestrian and a lorry," a police spokeswoman said.
"The injured man has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries."
The England sport body the Football Association wrote on Twitter: "The thoughts & prayers of all at The FA are with Clarke Carlisle & his family at this sad time."
The anti-racism organisation Kick It Out, for which Carlisle is an ambassador, wrote "Stay strong our dear friend - keep on fighting."