Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has woken up in hospital from his lorry crash injuries
Former footballer Clarke Carlisle has woken up in hospital from his lorry crash injuriesGetty

Clarke Carlisle is awake in hospital where he is being treated after the former footballer was involved in a serious road crash with a lorry.

The 35-year-old former Burnley defender was seriously injured following the collision on the A64, near York, on 22 December and remains in a Leeds hospital.

His wife Gemma Carlisle took to Twitter to update concerned wellwishers on her husband's condition.

She wrote: "Thank you again for asking after Clarke. He's still in hospital but is getting better & stronger each day."

Carlisle forged a career as football pundit on TV following his retirement from the game and has also spoken of his battle with depression, which included a suicide bid when he a youngster at Queen's Park Rangers.

North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the incident and appealed for witnesses.

It has emerged Carlisle also faces a drink driving charge after allegedly failing to provide a sample to police.