Dayne Beams hospitalised after car accident in Melbourne

Collingwood AFL star Dayne Beams has been hospitalised after a car accident in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.

Beams spent Thursday night in hospital after suffering minor injuries.

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"Collingwood can confirm that Dayne Beams was involved in a motor vehicle accident yesterday afternoon," the Magpies said in a statement.

"Dayne was admitted to hospital with minor injuries from the incident. He remained in hospital overnight."

Dayne Beams in action for Collingwood in 2019. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Beams’ mental health battle

Beams stepped away from the AFL indefinitely in December to deal with mental health issues.

He returned to Collingwood from Brisbane in the 2018 trade period and played nine games in 2019.

Beams did not feature after round 11 last year, with the 30-year-old taking a break to concentrate on his mental health, while he also had hip and shoulder surgery.

"I have been on the record in the past about the battles I have fought," Beams said last year.

"Right now, I need to step away and regather myself.

"I hope people will understand that this is something I need to do for myself and, importantly, my family.

"Our wellbeing is the highest priority."