EnglandandChelseastar,Danny Drinkwaterwas reportedly attacked by a gang of six thugs after he allegedly tried to chat up his fellow footballer's girlfriend during a night out.
The 29-year-old midfielder who plays as a midfielder forBurnley, on loan from fellow Premier League club Chelsea suffered torn ankle ligaments in the fight outside Manchester's Chinawhite club early last Sunday (Sept.1).
According to Mail Online, Drinkwater is expected to be off the pitch for at least four weeks.
He is alleged to have approachedScunthorpe UnitedplayerKgosi Ntlhe's girlfriend, a move which initially caused a confrontation between the two footballers before he was attacked.
The formerLeicester Cityplayer was later thrown out of the club by security before he was attacked by six thugs who then allegedly jumped on his ankle as they chanted 'break his leg' while blood spilled 'everywhere'.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Danny had been celebrating a friend’s birthday and by his own admission got incredibly drunk.
“He knows he has let himself down big time. He was extremely drunk and to be honest doesn’t remember much of the incident. His mate had to fill him in the next day.
“Danny repeatedly tried to chat up a stunning girl in the club and wouldn’t leave her alone.
“He tried it on a few times before she told him to shut up by saying she was there with her boyfriend. He confronted Danny in the club, and punches were thrown.
“Both men were kicked out, and whilst Danny was outside things turned really ugly.
“Some other lads really started on him. After a series of verbal exchanges they knocked him to the ground. He was then hit with an object about the face and body. They were raining blows on him and jumping on his ankle.
“Danny is absolutely mortified now and realises he can no longer put himself in a position where these incidents happen, regardless of who is at fault.
“He had been focused on performing for Burnley and understands people will now question this. He is devastated. His injuries were significant. He looks a total mess.”