San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is recovering after being stabbed in the back outside a strip club in town on Sunday night.
Pham was reportedly involved in an altercation after leaving the Pacers Showgirls International Club in the city’s Midway District when he saw two people arguing near his car.
The 32-year-old MLB star asked the unknown couple to get away from the vehicle and was stabbed in the lower back, the San Diego Tribune reported.
Pham was taken to hospital to treat a so-called “cut” but avoided serious injury as the blade did not damage organs.
“I would like to thank the incredible medical staff at UC San Diego Health for looking after me so well last night,” Pham said in a statement released by the team.
“I really appreciate the hard work the (San Diego Police Department) have done and they are continuing their search for the suspects.
“While it was a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I am on the road to recovery and I know that I will be back to my off-season training routine in no time.”
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The Padres added that Pham “is currently in good shape and is expected to make a full recovery”.
No arrests have been made to date and the local police are still looking for the suspects.
Pham and the Padres were swept out of the National League Division Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday as the Dodgers celebrated a 3-0 win and ended the Padres season.
Pham was sold by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Padres late last year after spending four years with the St. Louis Cardinals early in his career.
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