FOOTBALLER Andre Wisdom was in hospital today after he was knifed and robbed as he went to visit a relative.
It is believed the Derby County defender, 27, was stabbed while getting out of his car.
Derby County defender Andre Wisdom was stabbed hours after starring for his club
Wisdom, who was at Liverpool until 2017, was knifed in Toxteth, Merseyside
The defender (left) in action hours earlier
Ex-Liverpool star Andre was attacked in Toxteth, Merseyside.
His sister said last night: “He’s been stabbed and is in hospital.
“He’s stable and my other brother is on his way there. It’s crazy. I can’t believe it.”
Derby said: “Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery.
“He sustained injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital.”
The attack came hours after Andre and teammates celebrated promotion-chasing Derby’s 2-1 Championship win over Reading on Saturday.
A source said: “It’s awful news. He must have been on a high after his team played so well.
“To then have something like this happen is just tragic. It was totally unprovoked.
“It’s impossible to imagine what his family must be going through.
“All his fans wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he’ll be back on the pitch again soon.”
Andre was praised by fans after Saturday’s win, in which Derby skipper Wayne Rooney got the winner.
One tweeted: “Only one Man of the Match for me — what a performance from Andre Wisdom.”
Wisdom moved to Championship cub Derby from Liverpool in 2017 after signing for them when he was just 14.
He’s previously played on loan for Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion.
He recently dated model Iskra Lawrence, who is a body positivity Instragrammer and has over 4.6m followers.
Wisdom had been praised by fans following Derby’s win against Reading (pictured)
Wisdom (left) takes a knee alongside Wayne Rooney (right) ahead of a match against Millwall in the Championship
Derby said in a Twitter statement last night: “Get well soon, Wis.”
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By: Jacob Mignano
Title: Andre Wisdom stabbed and robbed while getting out of his car as Derby star visited relative
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/11984441/andre-wisdom-stabbed-robbed-derby-county/
Published Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 07:14:00 +0000