Tottenham keeper Cudicini badly hurt after accident

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Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis after he was involved in a serious road accident earlier today.

The 36-year-old Italian goalkeeper was admitted to hospital and underwent scans under the supervision of the club's medical staff.

Cudicini's BMW superbike collided with a Ford Fiesta on Forest Road, Walthamstow at 10.30am.

The former Chelsea star's injuries were initially described by the police as 'possibly life-changing'.

A police spokesperson confirmed: "A 36-year-old male suffered injuries described as possibly life-changing and was taken to an East London hospital for further assessment and treatment."

A spokesperson for Tottenham, who later confirmed the goalkeeper had fractured his wrists and injured his pelvis, said: "We can confirm Carlo Cudicini was involved in a road accident this morning. The club doctor is with him at hospital where we await the result of scans and tests."

The female driver and a child passenger walked away from the car - which was described as a 'write-off' - and did not need hospital treatment.

Cudicini arrived at White Hart Lane last January having been signed on a free transfer after a decade at Chelsea.

The Italian has made eight appearances and only last month said he was keen to stay beyond the end of the campaign, when his contract expires.

"My contract is about to expire, but I would be happy to remain at Tottenham," he said. "However, I would consider Italian clubs if that wasn't possible."

He made his name at Chelsea after joining the club from Castel Di Sangro in 1999, initially on loan before signing a permanent deal.

He was first choice for four seasons at Stamford Bridge before the arrival of Petr Cech.

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