West Ham defender Calum Davenport denied today that he assaulted his sister.
Davenport, 27, is accused of causing actual bodily harm to Cara Davenport, 28, on August 22 in an incident which later saw him stabbed in both legs.
He pleaded not guilty to the offence today at Luton Crown Court.
Davenport, of Greenfield, Bedford, appeared in court wearing a grey-brown overcoat, grey suit and black tie.
He is due to stand trial at the same court on August 2 and wasreleased on bail on condition he does not communicate with his sister.
Ms Davenport was pregnant at the time of the alleged incident and isdue to give birth at the end of March or beginning of April.
In action: Calum Davenport (left) lines up for West Ham United
Her boyfriend, Worrell Whitehurst, pleaded guilty in November tocausing grievous bodily harm with intent to the former England Under-21international on August 22.
Davenport was left with a 15-inch scar on his leg after the attack and required surgery before he could return to training.
Whitehurst, 25, of Finsley Walk, Derby, will be sentenced after the conclusion of Davenport's trial.
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