Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams is recovering from stab wounds received when three men tried to rob him, the National Football League team said.
The 23-year-old Adams was confronted about 3 a.m. yesterday by assailants who wanted his truck that was parked on Pittsburgh’s South Side, the Associated Press said, citing police.
When Adams told them he didn’t have his keys, one pointed a gun at his face and a second man stabbed him in the abdomen and forearm before all three ran, police said, according to the AP. The injured Adams ran to a nearby restaurant for assistance.
“I had an angel lookin out for me!” Adams wrote and posted on Twitter after surgery on his abdomen and left forearm. “I’ll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever.”
Adams was drafted in the second round 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.
“We are aware of the situation regarding Mike Adams being stabbed earlier this morning,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said on the team’s website. “We are in direct communication with both Mike and his family. Mike is expected to make a full recovery.”
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