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GWS forward Jon Patton assaulted outside Los Angeles bar

Greater Western Sydney forward Jon Patton was assaulted in Los Angeles overnight.

Patton, 22, was the victim of an unprovoked attack outside a bar in the United States.

He was taken to hospital but has since been cleared of serious injury.

Los Angeles police have confirmed a local man has been arrested over the incident.

GWS STATEMENT

‘Greater Western Sydney GIANTS forward Jon Patton has been cleared of serious injury following an unprovoked assault in the United States overnight.’

‘The 22-year old, who was in the company of teammate Tomas Bugg, was struck on the side of the head outside a Los Angeles bar.’

‘Witnesses interviewed by Los Angeles Police have stated that Patton was the innocent victim of an unprovoked assault while LA Police have confirmed that a local male was arrested following the incident.’

‘Following the assault, Patton was taken to hospital with concussion. Subsequent scans have cleared him of any serious damage and he’s since been released from hospital.’

‘The club will continue to provide the necessary support for Jon while he remains abroad and upon his return to Australia.’

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