Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker was left needing hospital treatment for a head injury sustained at a Christmas party on Sunday night, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports suggest that the centre-back was left with 'blood pouring down his face' after an altercation at a pub in Wandsworth, London.
The 22-year-old was rushed by ambulance to a west London hospital after police officers were called to a 'disturbance' at The Ship Inn.
Rumours suggest that the altercation began when a woman spilled a drink on former England defender Rio Ferdinand.
Team-mate Joey Barton is said to have stepped in as peacemaker as tension erupted between footballers and other pub goers.
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Caulker was seen with blood coming from a wound on his head as he left the west London social spot.
The club have denied that the defender was involved in a brawl but confirmed that he had suffered a head injury during the night out.