SYDNEY, NSW - MARCH 27: Richie Vandenberg of the Hawks in action during the round one AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Hawthorn Hawks held at the Sydney Cricket Ground March 27, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

REPORTS: Former Hawthorn captain glassed in New York

Former Hawthorn skipper Richie Vandenberg has reportedly been involved in an altercation in a New York bar in the early hours of Thursday morning, US time.

American publication, TMZ Sports, has reported that Vandenberg was glassed during an attack, after he intervened when a female friend rejected an offer for a dance from another patron.

Vandenberg was reportedly left with a laceration on his forehead. However, he refused to attend hospital or receive any medical attention.

The alleged attacker, a 32-year-old male, was reportedly arrested.