Schalke 04 and Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has been attacked was attacked on Christmas Day in Kaarst, Germany.
The former AC Milan player suffered mild injuries to his neck, back and ribs and was admitted to hospital.
Boateng was reportedly struck by an unknown assailant and fell onto a vase after he had visited his ex-wife and young son with police still searching for any clues and witnesses in the incident.
“On Wednesday, 25.12.2013, at around 12:45, an incident of physical assault took place in Kaarst. A 26-year-old man, a resident of Meerbusch, was physically attacked on the street by a currently unidentified man,” the police report stated.
“There are indications that the motive for the crime is connected to the personal affairs of the 26-year-old. The man was mildly injured. Criminal investigators have begun their work.”