PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams is recovering after being hospitalized Saturday for being stabbed in the arm and stomach in Pittsburgh's South Side.
Police said that three men wanted to carjack Adams’ truck early Saturday morning. Authorities said one of the men held a gun to Adams’ head as another stabbed him in the arm and stomach outside of Cambod-Ican Kitchen located at 17th and Carson streets.
Adams’ agent, Eric Metz, said Adams told him he gave chase even after being stabbed.
Adams had left some friends just prior to the incident and was alone when the stabbing took place, said Metz.
Metz said Adams did not even realize he had been stabbed.
However, Moeun McSwiggen, the owner of Cambod-Ican Kitchen, saw the attack and did notice the blood, taking Adams inside her restaurant right away.
McSwiggen said Adams did not want to go to the hospital right away, but did eventually agree to be hospitalized.
Metz explained that no vital organs were affected by the incident, but Adams did have to undergo surgery due to an injury to his stomach.
Adams tweeted a picture of himself after surgery along with a caption that said, "I had an angel looking out for me! I’ll be OK, just gotta fight to get back harder than ever.”
McSwiggen said she is rooting for Adams to get back on the field soon.
“Mike, I hope you're doing well, and I'm sorry I couldn’t do more,” said McSwiggen. “I hope and wish and pray that you get well soon.”
An official statement from the Pittsburgh Steelers said they expect Adams to make a full recovery.
Below is the full statement released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on their website on Saturday:
“Pittsburgh Steelers second-year offensive tackle Mike Adams was injured and is hospitalized after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt early Saturday morning in Pittsburgh's South Side.
“‘We are aware of the situation regarding Mike Adams being stabbed earlier this morning,’ Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said. ‘We are in direct communication with both Mike and his family. Mike is expected to make a full recovery.’
“Adams was drafted in the second round (56th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft and was the winner of the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given to the outstanding Steelers rookie. He started six of the 10 games in which he played in 2012.”
While Adams’ attackers did not manage to steal his truck, police are still looking for them.