Former Hamburg and Chelsea midfielder Gokhan Tore was injured during a shooting in an Istanbul disco on Sunday morning.
A report in Bild claims that the former Chelsea academy graduate, 22, required surgery for an injury picked up in the incident but could return to training by the end of the week.
“I have nothing to do with it. It seems that this was about a woman,” Tore, was quoted as saying by the paper.
Taner Yalcin, another former Bundesliga professional with Cologne, now with Kayserispor, added: “I bumped into Gokhan. We chatted for about two minutes, then a man to the left shot into the ceiling twice. The people panicked and ran out of the club screaming.”
Veli Kavlak, a teammate at Besiktas where he is on-loan from Rubin Kazan, claimed that Tore is expected to make a speedy recovery.
“Our sporting director informed us about the incident and said that it is not that bad. He should leave the hospital tomorrow and resume training by the end of the week,” he told Bild.