Derby County defender Andre Wisdom is in a ‘stable’ condition after he was stabbed during a robbery while visiting a relative at the weekend.
The 27-year-old former Reds youth team graduate, who made 22 first-team appearances before joining Derby on a permanent deal in 2017, was allegedly attacked while getting out of his car in Toxteth, Merseyside.
An initial report in The Sun claimed the incident happened ‘hours’ after Derby’s Championship win at Reading on Saturday, when he visited a family member.
The Sun’s report of Andre Wisdom’s stabbing is correct. He is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. #DCFC
— Ryan Conway (@RJConway92) June 29, 2020
There are no specific details about the severity of the stabbing, or what led to the incident – other than that it was ‘unprovoked’. The defender is now ‘stable’ in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
His sister was quoted as saying: “He’s been stabbed and he’s in hospital. He’s stable and my other brother is on his way there. It’s crazy. I can’t believe it.”
The Sun also confirmed to Derby, saying: “Andre Wisdom has been the victim of an unprovoked assault and robbery. He suffered injuries which resulted in him being admitted to hospital.
Get well soon, Wis. ? pic.twitter.com/fjszWBcOzQ
— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) June 29, 2020
Wisdom joined Liverpool as a teenager, making his first-team debut under Kenny Dalglish in the 2012/13 season, before loan spells at Derby, West Brom, Norwich and Red Bull Salzburg. .
This season, the defender made 18 Championship appearances for the Rams, who sit eighth in the table, three points outside the play-offs, with two wins from two since the return of football.