Premier League winner Danny Drinkwater was reportedly left with significant injuries after being set upon outside a Manchester nightclub after allegedly attempting to seduce a fellow footballer’s girlfriend.
Chelsea midfielder Drinkwater, who is on loan at Premier League outfit Burnley this season, was reportedly attacked by as many as six men outside Chinawhite nightclub after drawing the ire of a fellow pro after making advances on his partner.
The three-times capped England international was reported to have told Scunthorpe United defender Kgosi Ntlhe, “I don’t care, mate, she’s coming home with me,” after Drinkwater was asked to back down.
Drinkwater lashed out at Ntlhe before he was asked to leave the nightclub where he was attacked, suffering what was described as “horrendous” injuries.
The Sun quoted a source as saying: “At one point [Drinkwater] was curled up in a ball on the ground, as they repeatedly jumped up and down on his ankle and shouting, ‘Break his legs’.”
“They knew he was a Premier League star and it was his livelihood. There was blood everywhere, and it was all incredibly nasty.”
The incident is understood to have left Drinkwater with torn ankle ligaments which could keep him on the sidelines for 4-6 weeks.
Drinkwater is expected to meet Burnley manager Sean Dyche today as the club decides whether or not to fine the player as a result of the incident.