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Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after an "unprovoked assault and robbery," according to a statement from the club.

(CNN)Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after an "unprovoked assault and robbery," according to a statement from the club.

Reports say that Wisdom, who joined the the Championship club in 2017, was visiting relatives in Toxteth, Liverpool, when the incident took place.

"Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery," said a statement from Derby.

"Merseyside Police are investigating and the club will focus its efforts on supporting Andre and his family. "

According to the Liverpool Echo newspaper, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said "officers received reports that a 27-year-old man was walking to his car at around 4. 30am when he was assaulted by four men wearing masks and armed with knives. "

Derby fans have started a fundraising campaign for a flag to show their support for Wisdom at home games, which has so far raised £4,230 ($5,200).

Derby has an outside chance of making the Championship playoffs as the club seeks promotion to the English Premier League.

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