West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini walked away uninjured after the car he was travelling in on the way to training crashed and hit a tree.
The 29-year-old, who has been on international duty with Argentina, did not need hospital treatment.
The accident happened in East London at around 14:00 BST on Thursday.
“Officers attended and it was reported that a car had left the A12 westbound carriageway before colliding with a tree,” police said.
Lanzini, who was being driven by a chauffeur, was assessed by medics at the crash scene near West Ham’s Rush Green training centre and suffered no injuries.