San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham was stabbed in an altercation on Sunday night.
This is what the major league baseball team said in a statement released Monday night.
Fortunately, Pham did not suffer much damage. He was stabbed in the lower back. The blade pierced all three layers of his skin, but did not touch any organs.
The Padres have indicated that their athlete is “in good condition” and should “fully recover”.
“San Diego police are investigating the incident and we will not make any further comment at this time,” the club also said.
For his part, Pham thanked the nursing staff who assisted him.
“I want to say thank you to the amazing staff who work at UC San Diego Health for the care they gave me last night. [dimanche], Pham said in the Padres statement. I really appreciate the hard work of the [service de police de San Diego], who continues his search for suspects. Although it was a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I am on the road to recovery and know that I will be back to my training in no time. ”
The 32-year-old outfielder has been a member of the Padres since they got him from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade last winter. This season he has been limited to 31 games due to injury. He maintained a .211 batting average and had 23 hits, including three long balls.