Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams is expected to be released from a hospital by Tuesday and should make a full recovery after being stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking over the weekend.
“He’s very blessed to be in the position he’s in, in that we expect a full recovery from him,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters Monday. “I visited with him a couple days this weekend. He’s got great team support and family support. He realizes, of course, how fortunate that he is. We’re just glad that he’s going to be OK.”
Tomlin said Adams will be cleared to resume football activities in about six to eight weeks.
Adams, 23, told Pittsburgh police officers he was standing near his truck about 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men. One of them had a knife and another one had a handgun. Adams said they tried to carjack him, but he did not have his car keys with him. One of the men held the gun to Adams’ face while another one stabbed him twice, before the three men fled.
Adams then sought out help at a nearby restaurant in Pittsburgh’s South Side and taken to a hospital, where he had surgery for stab wounds to his stomach and left forearm.
No arrests were made.
Adams, who started six of 10 games he played as a rookie last year, is expected to be the Steelers’ starting right tackle.