Steelers tackle Mike Adams is expected to be released from the hospital in the next 24 hours and the Steelers believe he will make a complete recovery after he was stabbed in the stomach and forearm early Saturday morning.
Those were two of the messages sent by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Monday. Tomlin didn’t discuss many of the details of the stabbing, which came as Adams stopped three men from stealing his car, but did say Adams was fortunate that his injuries weren’t worse.
“I visited with him a couple days this weekend. He’s got great team support [and] family support. We expect a full recovery. He realizes of course how fortunate he is. We’re just glad he is going to be ok, and we’re just taking it day by day,” Tomlin said, via Dan Gigler of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “They’re expecting six weeks or so. He’s going to go through a couple of weeks of inactivity until he can proceed with the next step, but obviously the next step for him is getting out of the hospital. We expect that to come within the next 24 hours, and he’ll proceed from there.”
Tomlin also veered away from the impact on his football team with a call for members of the Steelers organization and residents of Pittsburgh in general to be vigilant about protecting themselves and making the community safer.
“It goes beyond the team. I just think as members of this community we need to recognize some things going on in the South Side that make it a dangerous place — particularly after hours — and we all need to take proper precautions, and hopefully as a community we’ll take the steps necessary to make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone — whether it’s a Pittsburgh Steeler or not,” Tomlin said.