Hammers player battles to save leg
West Ham defender Calum Davenport is reportedly fighting to avoid a leg amputation after being stabbed in both legs in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 26-year-old and his mother were both stabbed at the family home in Kempston, near Bedford.
Reports suggest Davenport was stabbed twice in each leg by two intruders. Police have arrested a 25-year-old man in Nottingham and a 19-year-old.
The News of the World is speculating that prior to the attack Davenport was involved in a row with his 28-year-old sister Cara about the crowd that she was mixing with.
A ‘source’ said: “The family have been worried for a long time about the types of people Cara hangs about with. Calum mentioned this to her and a little while later there was a knock at the door. Calum opened it and that’s when the attack happened.”
It is thought the next couple of days will be vital in determining whether doctors can save the leg and give Davenport a shot at saving his career.