Former Liverpool right-back Andre Wisdom was taken to hospital after he was knifed and robbed at Toxteth, Merseyside as he went to visit a relative.
It is believed Wisdom, 27, who now plays for Derby County defender was stabbed while getting out of his car.
The attack came hours after Wisdom and teammates celebrated promotion-chasing Derby’s Saturday’s 2-1 Championship win over Reading.
Wisdom was praised by fans after Saturday’s win, in which Derby skipper Wayne Rooney got the winner.
Wisdom moved to Championship club Derby from Liverpool in 2017 after signing for them when he was just 14.
He’s previously played on loan for Norwich City and West Bromwich Albion.
He recently dated model Iskra Lawrence, who is a body positivity Instragrammer and has over 4.6m followers.