Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams underwent surgery over the weekend for a pair of stab wounds sustained when Adams fended off a trio of would-be carjackers early Saturday morning.
Adams was stabbed once in the abdomen and once in the left forearm. The wounds are life-threatening, and Adams is expected to be ready for football action within six to eight weeks.
The 23 year-old Adams said he was standing near his truck outside a Pittsburgh South Side steakhouse at about 3:00 AM Sunday when he was approached by three men, one holding a gun and another wielding a knife. When Adams told them he did not have his keys, the man with the knife stabbed him twice, and the three men left the scene.
Adams’ agent says police found a cell phone believed to belong to one of the suspects. Investigators say they are studying neighborhood surveillance video to try to find clues about the incident.
A second round Steelers draft pick in 2012, Adams played in ten games last year. starting six, and was named the team’s outstanding rookie.