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Rugby league star may lose an eye after attack

Hull KR player Sean Gleeson has been told he could lose an eye after an attack outside a nightclub. Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive

A Super League rugby player has been told he may lose an eye after he was attacked outside a nightclub.

Hull KR's Sean Gleeson was punched in the face a number of times following a row with three men in Wigan, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of Sunday.

The 26-year-old suffered serious injuries to his eye and eye socket and was taken to hospital where he remains.

Gleeson became involved in a fight with one of the men outside Ibiza Bar in King Street. The others joined in before leaving Gleeson in the road and running away.

Police have released CCTV images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with the assault, which took place at about 4am.