Police are attempting to get to the bottom of an incident that left Geelong midfielder Jack Steven injured in a Melbourne hospital.
The Cats confirmed their off-season recruit was recovering after an incident on Saturday night.
Police have already made contact with Steven and will attempt to speak to him again later on Sunday.
“Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after a 30-year-old Lorne man presented at a Melbourne hospital overnight with a non-life-threatening injury,” a Victoria Police spokesperson said.
“Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and hope to speak to the victim again later today.”
The Cats earlier released a statement confirming an incident had taken place.
“Jack is in hospital and recovering. The club’s concern is for Jack’s health and well being,” a Geelong spokesman said.
“The matter has been referred to police and until their investigations are completed the club will not be in position to offer further comment.”
The 30-year-old was traded to the Cats last October after a decorated 183-game career with St Kilda, where he won four best-and-fairest awards.
Steven didn’t play in Geelong’s round one loss against GWS in March before the AFL season was suspended.