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Derby County footballer Andre Wisdom hospitalized after assault

Reports indicate that Wisdom, who joined the Championship club in 2017, was visiting relatives in Toxteth, Liverpool, when the incident took place.
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“Andre Wisdom was the victim of unprovoked assault and robbery,” said a Derby statement.

“He suffered injuries which led him to hospitalization, where he is in stable condition.

“Merseyside police are investigating and the club will focus its efforts on supporting André and his family.”

Merseyside police did not immediately respond to CNN Sport’s request for comment.

According to the Liverpool Echo newspaper, a Merseyside police spokesperson said that “police learned that a 27-year-old man was driving to his car around 4:30 am when he was attacked by four men wearing masks and armed with knives “.

Wisdom played in Derby’s 2-1 victory over Reading on Saturday.

He has signed for the Liverpool club after a series of loan periods and has made 20 appearances so far this season.

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

Derby has an outside chance of qualifying for the championship playoffs as the club seeks promotion to the English Premier League.

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