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Last Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2006, 09:55 GMT 10:55 UK
Chelsea star hurt at Mayfair club
Wayne Bridge
Bridge has been on loan to Fulham since January
Chelsea footballer Wayne Bridge has been injured in a disturbance at a club in London's West End during a night out with fellow Premier League players.

The 25-year-old, who has just been selected for the England World Cup squad, suffered a cut and bruise to his face at the Embassy Club in Mayfair.

An ambulance was called at 0200 BST on Monday but Bridge refused treatment.

Three men were arrested, one on suspicion of assault and two accused of using racist language.

All three have since been bailed.

The defender is thought to have been attending a private party with Chelsea and Arsenal players to celebrate the end of the season.

Bridge's team-mate John Terry was also at the club but his agent said the Chelsea captain had left before the trouble started.

Over the last year, Bridge has overcome a virus, an ankle fracture and being surplus to requirements at Chelsea although he spent a successful loan spell at Fulham.

On Monday, Sven-Goran Eriksson proved Bridge's international career is also back on track when he selected him as left-back for his provisional 23-man England squad.



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