Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is in hospital following a stabbing attack that left another man dead.
Mari, who is understood to be conscious and not in a serious condition, was among six people attacked at a shopping centre in the Italian city of Milan.
Mari was among five people taken to hospital, with one of them – a man aged in his 30s – dying later.
A sixth victim did not need hospital treatment.
Mari will spend Thursday night in hospital and undergo surgery on Friday to reduce muscle damage to his back.
The 29-year-old was shopping with his family when he was punched in the face before he was stabbed in the back, at the Assago shopping centre.