One of Mike Adams' Twitter followers summed up the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle's attitude the best: "Never seen someone take something so serious and terrifying so well, you can't break his spirits!"
Adams was stabbed early Saturday morning when he was trying to stop a carjacking attempt. On the same day he had surgery, Adams tweeted "Ill be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever" and later responded to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, saying, "You cant break a buckeye." He also posted a pic on Twitter where he is giving a thumbs-up from the hospital bed.
In today's football world, some often forget that players are people and not just commodities on your fantasy team. Not sure how many of us would be so upbeat and positive after being the victim of such a crime.
Here are more details to Saturday's incident where Adams was hurt when trying to stop a carjacking attempt: Police told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he was stabbed once in the stomach and once in the left forearm. He is recovering from surgery and is expected to remain in the hospital for several days.
Adams told police that he didn't have keys to his truck (the valet service had closed for the night) when three men approached. According to police, the man with the gun pointed it in Adams' face after the lineman tried to prevent them from stealing his truck and then the man with the knife stabbed him twice. At that point, all three men fled.
Adams' agent said the starting right tackle is looking to return by training camp. While Adams expects to report to St. Vincent College in eight weeks, you have to wonder whether he'll be able to practice right away because of conditioning. It's probably unknown right now when he can start running and lifting weights again.
The Steelers haven't commented on a timetable for Adams to come back to the team, and it's likely not going to happen based on their vagueness surrounding Heath Miller's return. General manager Kevin Colbert, though, did say Adams s expected to make a full recovery.
For my initial take on Adams' situation, you can click right here.