THE WIFE of former footballer Clarke Carlisle said she hopes he will make a full recovery.

Mr Carlisle - who previously played for York City and Leeds United - was seriously injured when he was struck by a lorry on the A64 on Monday, December 22, and airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

He spent Christmas in hospital with head and knee injuries, but today his wife Gemma took to social media to thank the public for their support and to give an update on his condition.

She said in a tweet her husband was "still very poorly but we're hopeful he'll make a full recovery".

On Friday, fans at Mr Carlisle's former club Burnley - where he played for five years - took part in one minute of applause as a show of support for the defender, and many of his other clubs including Blackpool, QPR, Watford, and Northampton, have also shared messages of support.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the lorry driver had not been injured in the incident, but had been offered assistance and support by the force and partner agencies.