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UNCOVERED: Danny Drinkwater missing for Burnley after nightclub attack

Danny Drinkwater has been out of action at Burnley due to an alleged nightclub fight, it has been reported.

The Sun says Drinkwater was battered by thugs after trying to bed another footballer's girlfriend.

The Chelsea star, 29, on loan at Burnley, clashed with the player after boozing heavily at Manchester's Chinawhite club.

He was thrown out by security before a gang of up to six men attacked him with a blunt object. A source said: “It was incredibly nasty with blood everywhere."

Thugs jumped on the footballer's ankle in the vicious nightclub attack and chanted: “Break his legs."

When Scunthorpe United's Kgosi Ntlhe asked him to leave his girlfriend alone, £35million-rated midfielder Drinkwater lashed out.

The pair scuffled before bouncers at Manchester's Chinawhite club ejected Drinkwater. Outside up to six men jumped on him, leaving him with “horrendous" injuries.

A source said: “At one point he was curled up in a ball on the ground, as they repeatedly jumped up and down on his ankle and shouting, 'Break his legs'."

“They knew he was a Premier League star and it was his livelihood. There was blood everywhere, and it was all incredibly nasty."

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