Steelers’ Mike Adams Is Out Up to 8 Weeks After StabbingErik Matuszewski
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams will need about two weeks to recover from stab wounds sustained in a carjacking, then another four to six weeks of rehabilitation, coach Mike Tomlin said.
Adams, 23, was stabbed in the abdomen and forearm when three men attempted to steal his truck in Pittsburgh on June 1, police said. A second-round pick in the 2012 National Football League draft, Adams has said he was fortunate he wasn’t more seriously hurt.
“He’s very blessed to be in the position he’s in, in that we expect a full recovery from him,” Tomlin said. “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. We’re just taking it day by day. They expect a full recovery.”
Adams may be able to rejoin the Steelers for the start of training camp, which typically opens in late July.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police said they’ve arrested two suspects in connection with Adams’s stabbing: 25-year-old Michael Paranay and 26-year-old DeQuay Means, both of Pittsburgh.
Paranay was arrested on charges of criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and criminal conspiracy, police said in a statement. Means, arrested after a foot chase with police, was charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted carjacking, possession of a firearm by a former convict, terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy and attempting to escape from law enforcement.
Police said they’re looking for a third suspect in the attack, in which Adams was confronted by three men who attempted to carjack him. One of the men had a handgun and the other was armed with a knife, police said. Adams said he didn’t have his car keys at the time and told investigators that one man pointed a gun in his face when the situation escalated, while the other stabbed him twice, according to the police report. The suspects then fled.
Adams started six of the 10 games in which he played in 2012 and was the winner of the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given to the outstanding Steelers rookie.