Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams should be released from the hospital in the next 24 hours and is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed twice in an attempted carjacking, coach Mike Tomlin said Monday.
"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."
Tomlin estimated that Adams will be cleared to resume football activities in six to eight weeks.
Pittsburgh police said the 23-year-old Adams told officers he was standing near his truck in the city's South Side shortly after 3 a.m. ET on Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one armed with a handgun.
Adams told police the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.
Adams went into a nearby restaurant to seek help and was later taken to UPMC Mercy, where he had surgery for stab wounds to the abdomen and left forearm.
Police said they have made two arrests in the case.
On Monday, police said that 25-year-old Michael Paranay of Pittsburgh was arrested and taken to Allegheny County jail on charges of criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted robbery and conspiracy. A listed number for him could not be found and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.
On Tuesday, police arrested 26-year-old Dequay Means after a foot chase. According to USA Today Sports, which cited a statement from the police department, Means was charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted robbery and conspiracy, former convict not to possess a firearm, terroristic threats and escape.
On Saturday, Adams tweeted: "I had an angel lookin out for me! I'll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever."
He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft and named the team's outstanding rookie, starting six of the 10 games in which he played.
Adams is expected to be the team's starting right tackle.
The Steelers are in the midst of organized team activities and open training camp in late July. Barring a setback, Tomlin anticipates Adams to be ready when camp begins, though football wasn't at the forefront of Tomlin's concern. The coach also cautioned about the potential issues that can arise in the city's popular bar district.
"We need to recognize that some things are going on that are on the South Side that make it a dangerous place, particularly after hours, and we all need to take proper precautions," Tomlin said. "And, hopefully, as a community, we'll take the steps necessary to assure that this doesn't happen to anyone, whether it's a Pittsburgh Steeler or no."
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.