PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Ben Cousins arrives at the Perth Magistrates Court on April 2, 2012 in Perth, Australia. Former AFL player, Cousins was arrested last week on drugs charges at Esperance Airport. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Cousins hospitalised, under Police guard following car crash

Troubled former AFL star Ben Cousins is recovering in hospital from a car accident, while under Police guard.

Cousins reportedly suffered minor injuries after his car crashed into a truck in the Perth suburb of High Wycombe.

The former premiership player and Brownlow Medalist was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday following a methamphetamine charge, however, he failed to appear at the hearing.

Cousins claimed to be unwell and unable to attend, however, as he did not provide a medical certificate, the magistrate issued an arrest warrant.

The 38-year-old was granted bail last month on the methamphetamine charges and two counts of breaching a violence restraining order.