Everton Midfielder Aaron Lennon has been detained by the Police over concerns for his welfare.
The ex England International was picked up by the Police on a busy road in Salford close to the M602 Motorways.
The officers negotiated with Lennon for 20 minutes before taking him to the hospital.
“Police were called at around 4.35pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man,” said a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police.
“Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment.”
Everton added: “Aaron Lennon is currently receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness. The club is supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time.”
The 30-year-Old joined Everton permanently from Tottenham on the final day of the 2015 transfer window.