Derby County defender Andre Knowledge is recovering in hospital after being stabbed and robbed in Liverpool.
The 27-year-old, who got here by way of the academy at Liverpool, was attacked in Toxteth after getting out of his automobile as he visited a relative, as first reported by The Solar.
The incident occurred hours after Knowledge had featured for Derby on Saturday in a 2-1 victory over Championship rivals Studying.
He’s understood to be in a steady situation in hospital and anticipated to make a full restoration.
A Derby County assertion stated: “Andre Knowledge has been the sufferer of an unprovoked assault and theft.
“He sustained accidents which resulted in him being admitted to hospital.”
Merseyside police are investigating the assault.
It’s hoped Knowledge might be launched from hospital later this week however it’s unclear when he’ll be capable to return to motion.
A supply instructed The Solar: “It’s terrible information. He should have been on a excessive after his crew performed so properly.
“To then have one thing like this occur is simply tragic. It was completely unprovoked.
“It’s unimaginable to think about what his household should be going by way of.
“All his followers want him a speedy restoration and hopefully he’ll be again on the pitch once more quickly.”
Knowledge made 22 senior appearances for Liverpool after leaving Bradford to affix the Premier League membership’s youth ranks earlier than having a number of mortgage spells away from the membership.
He signed on a everlasting cope with Derby in 2017 and has made 20 appearances for the Rams this season as they sit three factors exterior the Championship play-off locations.