Police are investigating a violent assault at Mount Barker overnight.
Patrols and paramedics responded to reports a man had been stabbed in Laver Street, Mount Barker about 1am on Wednesday 18 January.
A 40-year-old man was found was a stab wound to the groin and was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition. His injuries are now considered serious but not life-threatening.
Hills Fleurieu Detectives and crime scene investigators attended the scene overnight.
The investigation is in its early stages, however, this is not believed to be a random incident.
Anyone who saw or heard any disturbance in Laver Street, near Hurling Drive, overnight or has any information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au