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Pittsburgh Steelers Star

Stabbed

Trying to Stop Robbery

6/1/2013 5:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Pittsburgh Steelers
 offensive tackle Mike Adams was stabbed earlier today while reportedly trying to stop some hooligans from stealing his truck and is currently recovering in the hospital.

The Steelers confirmed the incident on their website, saying, "Mike Adams was injured and is hospitalized after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt early Saturday morning in Pittsburgh’s South Side."

Adams reportedly caught three men attempting to hijack his truck, which was parked in front of his home. During the confrontation Adams was allegedly stabbed by one of the assailants ... who then ran off.

According to Adams' agent, Eric Metz, Adams continued to chase the alleged thieves, even while injured. Adams was then taken to the hospital, where he had to undergo surgery for the wound. Luckily no vital organs were affected.

The NFLer tweeted about the incident afterwards, saying, "I had an angel lookin out for me! I'll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever."

According to his agent, Adams will be sidelined from football for 6 to 8 weeks.

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