San Diego Padres baseball star Tommy Pham stabbed outside strip club leaving him needing surgery – The Sun
SAN Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed in the lower back outside a strip club, police said.
The 32-year-old was leaving the San Diego establishment on Sunday night when the incident occurred, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
According to the newspaper, Pham had allegedly asked two arguing strangers to move away from his car, which then led to the stabbing.
According to police, the stabbing, which occurred outside Pacers Showgirls International, on Midway Drive west of Rosecrans Street, required Pham to have stitches after all three layers of his skin were pierced.
None of Pham's organs were damaged in the incident.
Pham said in a statement released by the team: “I’d like to thank the incredible medical staff at UC San Diego Health for taking such great care of me last night.
“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.”
A spokesman for the San Diego Police department, which is investigating the incident, said the suspects remained at large.
SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS
Detectives are investigating and seeking video from the club and other nearby businesses.
In a 2018 interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pham, then with the Cardinals, said he had been stabbed before.
Speaking after his bat snapped, causing it to crack him on the forehead, Pham said: "I didn’t know what happened other than the barrel (of the bat) hitting me.
“I’ve in been in some real pain before. I’ve been stabbed. I’ve been through a lot, let’s just say that. I felt pain, but the only thing was that I couldn’t get the blood to stop.”
Pham, whose Padres were eliminated by the Dodgers in the NLDS last week, is said not to have known the subjects.
In 31 games during the shortened 60-game regular season, Pham hit .211/.312/.312 with three home runs and 12 RBIs.
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