Sheffield United striker Marlon King has denied dangerous driving after a three-car crash that left a man with a fractured elbow.
The 33-year-old League One player is alleged to have committed the offence on 26 April while driving a Porsche Panamera on the A46 in Nottinghamshire.
Mr King pleaded not guilty to the charge at Nottingham Crown Court and was bailed with a trial date set in March.
A 35-year-old man suffered a fractured elbow in the collision, near Newark, witnessed by an off-duty police officer.
Mr King, a Jamaica international, whose previous clubs include Gillingham, Nottingham Forest, Watford, Wigan, Coventry City and Birmingham City, asked the court through his barrister for his trial to be delayed until the close-season.
But Judge Jonathan Teare QC rejected the request and said: “I don’t wish to have any impact on either your client or his team but I also don’t wish to have any adverse impact on the witnesses.”
Mr King, of Torksey, Lincolnshire, joined the Blades in September and has scored one goal in nine appearances.