There has been some positive developments regarding the condition of Clarke Carlisle this afternoon with the Professional Footballers' Association confirming that he has had surgery and is in a stable condition. The former Burnley defender and PFA chairman was struck by a lorry on the A64 in north Yorkshire on Monday morning and the seriousness of the situation left many fearing the worst.
Although the situation remains serious, the fact that he has undergone surgery is being viewed as a positive development and the PFA have released a statement saying members of the association have visited Carlisle in hospital and they are currently offering their 'full help and support to him and his family at this difficult time'.
Carlisle's wife, Gemma has also tweeted an update of the situation.
Clarke's very poorly but he's alive and stable. Best Christmas gift we as a family could wish for. Thanks again.
— MrsC (@gemmacarlisle) December 23, 2014