Footballer Morais injured in crash

Chorley Citizen: Oldham Athletic footballer Filipe Morais, who is in hospital after a car crash. Oldham Athletic footballer Filipe Morais, who is in hospital after a car crash.

A professional footballer is in hospital after a car crash.

Oldham Athletic forward Filipe Morais suffered "severe concussion" in the three-vehicle collision in Sheepfoot Lane, near Oldham's home ground, Boundary Park, the League One club confirmed.

Morais was forced to miss Oldham's derby clash at Rochdale following the crash at 12.50pm yesterday.

In a statement on their website, Oldham Athletic said Morais was being detained in the Royal Oldham Hospital overnight.

The statement added: "The forward was involved in a three-vehicle road accident this morning on Sheepfoot Lane, not far from Boundary Park, shortly before the team left for their npower League One match at Rochdale."

Morais, a former Portugal Under 21 international, joined Oldham in 2010.

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