Kuipers out for a month
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kuipers suffered minor head injuries and severe muscle spasms in the accident nine days ago and had to be cut free from the wreckage before being taken to hospital.
The shot-stopper was involved in the crash en route to training but only required a day in hospital and he has since returned to the club.
But Seagulls boss Mark McGhee does not want to rush the Dutchman back into action and believes it will be around the turn of the year when Kuipers is ready to return.
In the interim, McGhee has confirmed he will be seeking goalkeeping cover for Ben Roberts at The Withdean Stadium.
"We have waited to hear from the doctor and it was only really on Thursday that we were able to get any sort of accurate prognosis," said McGhee.
"Michel is probably going to be out for about a month, so we will now look for a goalkeeper.
"Mentally he has been affected by it. The boy has been very lucky, so we will give him a bit of time and look for a goalie."