Geelong midfielder Jack Steven is recovering in hospital after suffering a wound to the chest inflicted by a sharp object.
- Geelong Football Club said in a statement it was not aware how Jack Steven was injured
- The club said Steven was recovering in hospital and the matter had been referred to police
- Victoria Police have confirmed detectives are investigating
Hospital staff called police when Steven was admitted to hospital.
Victoria Police have confirmed detectives are investigating the incident.
Former Geelong captain Cameron Ling told ABC Grandstand Steven was not in a critical condition.
“The injury is certainly serious but not life threatening which is good news,” he said.
“But a really serious incident that Jack’s been involved in and we hope he’s OK.”
In response to questions from the ABC about Steven’s injuries, a Victoria Police spokesperson said Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives were investigating after a 30-year-old Lorne man presented at a Melbourne hospital overnight with a non-life-threatening injury.
“Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and hope to speak to the victim again later today,” the spokesperson said.
Geelong Football Club said in a statement it did not know how the incident occurred.
“The club is aware that Jack Steven was injured in an incident last night,” the statement said.
“Jack is in hospital and recovering. The club’s concern is for Jack’s health and well being.
“The matter has been referred to police and until their investigations are completed the club will not be in position to offer further comment.”
Steven joined the Cats at the end of last season after 11 years with St Kilda Football Club.
He was one of the Saints’ best players, winning four best and fairest awards during his 11-year stint at the club.
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