Widnes Vikings have confirmed that forward Danny Tickle was hospitalised in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A club statement released on Monday read: “The Club can confirm that Danny Tickle was involved in an incident on Saturday evening that required hospital treatment. Danny is in a stable condition and the club have been advised that he will make a complete recovery.
“The Club will be making no further comments on this matter at this stage.”
The BBC are reporting that the 32 year-old former England international suffered head injuries after being assaulted outside a nightclub and that a second 32 year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of assault.