Footballer Wayne Bridge has been injured in a disturbance at a West End club during a night out with fellow Premier League players in London.
The 25-year-old, who has just been selected for the England World Cup squad, suffered a cut and bruise to his face at the Embassy Club in Mayfair.
An ambulance was called at 0200 BST on Monday but Bridge refused treatment.
Three men were arrested, one on suspicion of assault and two accused of using racist language.
All three have since been bailed.
The defender is thought to have been attending a private party with Chelsea and Arsenal players to celebrate the end of the season.
Bridge’s team-mate John Terry was also at the club but his agent said he had left before the trouble started.
Over the last year, Bridge has overcome a virus, an ankle fracture and being surplus to requirements at Chelsea although he spent a successful loan spell at Fulham.
On Monday, Sven-Goran Eriksson proved his international career is also back on track when he selected him as left-back for his provisional 23-man England squad.