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Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown is reportedly in hospital after being hit by a car on a training ride. reports that Brown, 30, was riding through the Gold Coast's Tallebudgera Valley at the time.

The Queensland Ambulance service said the patient had been taken to Gold Coast Hospital with a sore elbow.

A spokesman said no one else was injured in the accident.

Brown has suffered three facial fractures in the past two years.

He played the final 20 games of 2012, kicking 47 goals.

The Coleman Medallist’s bicycle was destroyed in the incident.

Brown notified the club soon after and shared details about the accident.

"Brisbane Lions can confirm captain, Jonathan Brown, was involved in an accident with a vehicle while riding his bike on the Gold Coast early this morning," the club said in a statement.

"Brown was riding with a group of about 20 cyclists.

"He was taken a nearby hospital where he had a thorough check up - including scans - and was cleared of any serious injury.

"He received 10 stitches to an elbow."

The collision and subsequent injury is yet another unfortunate event in Brown’s career of late.

A run of bad luck in recent seasons has seen the towering forward sustain a series of unlucky injuries, which have all required extensive treatment.

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