Tommy Pham is expected to make a full recovery after quite the scare.
The Padres outfielder was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in San Diego on Sunday night. But Pham and the team revealed he underwent successful surgery after the incident.
An argument allegedly took place between people Pham didn’t know near his car as he was leaving an establishment, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. Asking them to move away from his car apparently got the athlete involved in a dicey situation.
“I’d like to thank the incredible medical staff at UC San Diego Health for taking such great care of me last night,” Pham said in a team statement. “I truly appreciate the hard work of the (San Diego Police Department) as well as they continue their search for the suspects. While it was a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I’m on the road to recovery and I know I’ll be back to my offseason training routine in no time.”
The Padres, obviously, are aware of the incident.
“We are aware of the incident last night involving Tommy Pham,” the team’s statement read. “He was treated at UC San Diego Health and is currently in good condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. The San Diego Police Department is actively investigating the incident and we will have no further comment at this time.”
No organs were damaged, but Pham had to get stitches to close a wound that pierced all three layers of his skin.