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World Cup winner Grosskreutz hospitalised after being attacked on night out

4:50 am AEDT 1/3/17
Kevin Grosskreutz
The Stuttgart defender was left with a cut which required immediate medical attention after encountering trouble while out with a group of friends

Stuttgart defender Kevin Grosskreutz was taken to hospital on Monday with a head wound sustained after being attacked while on a night out.

The 2014 World Cup winner hit the town with friends following Stuttgart's win over Koln at the weekend but saw his evening brought to an unfortunate conclusion.

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A laceration sustained after trouble with another group of three to five revellers required immediate medical attention.

The offenders were caught by the police some time later, but Grosskreutz was nursing a wound by then after taking a blow to the head.

A statement realised by Stuttgart on the club’s official website reads: “Kevin Grosskreutz was, according to our current knowledge, involved in a physical conflict in the night from Monday to Tuesday and taken to a hospital in Stuttgart.

“Kevin Grosskreutz is doing well in the circumstances. 

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“In all likelihood, he can leave the hospital again on Wednesday. Kevin Grosskreutz will report after the incident.”

The 28-year-old, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, has made 17 appearances for Stuttgart in all competitions this season, helping them to open up a five-point lead at the top of the 2. Bundesliga.