Former Liverpool defender stabbed

English Premier League

Former Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has been hospitalised after being stabbed and robbed over the weekend. 

According to Sky Sports, the Derby County star was picking up a relative in Liverpool when he was stabbed "more than once and robbed" while climbing out of his car.

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Derby have since confirmed that the 27-year-old is in a stable condition following the attack and is expected to make a full recovery.

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According to reports, Wisdom is expected to be discharged before the weekend but will miss his side's clash against promotion rivals Preston North End on Wednesday.

The Leeds-born defender started his professional career with Liverpool in 2012, making 22 appearances across all competitions, before signing for Derby in 2017.

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