Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt, the team said.
Adams wrote on Twitter that he feels fortunate to have made it out of the incident alive.
“I had an angel looking out for me!” Adams wrote. “(I’ll) be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever.”
Adams’ agent, Eric Metz, told NFL.com that the tackle underwent surgery after being stabbed in the stomach.
“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.”
Metz told NFL.com that Adams was stabbed after confronting three assailants who allegedly tried to steal his truck.
A 2012 second-round pick, Adams started six of the 10 games he played last season. He was the recipient of the Joe Greene Performance Award, given to the outstanding Steelers rookie.