Man charged over Davenport attack
Worrel Whitehurst, of Finsley Walk, Derby, is charged with causing grievious bodily harm with intent after the 26-year-old was knifed at his mother's home in Bedford early on Saturday.
Davenport, a former England Under-21 international, was stabbed in both legs during the attack and underwent emergency surgery for his injuries.
Whitehurst has also been charged with causing actual bodily harm to Davenport's 49-year-old mother, as well as driving while disqualified and being in possession of a bladed article.
He is due to appear at Bedford Magistrates' Court later on Monday.
Police said the player is in a serious but stable condition at Bedford South Wing hospital, while his mother is said to be recovering well.
A 19-year-old man also arrested after the incident has been released on police bail pending further inquiries, police said.