San Diego Padres: Tommy Pham okay after undergoing surgery following stabbing

San Diego Padres Tommy Pham (Photo by Brady Klain/Getty Images)
San Diego Padres Tommy Pham (Photo by Brady Klain/Getty Images) /

Tommy Pham is reportedly “in good condition” after undergoing surgery due to an altercation in which he was stabbed in the back.

As reported by Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is in good condition after stabbing and subsequent surgery.

The incident occurred on Sunday night, after Pham asked people involved in an argument to move away from his car.

Luckily, Pham suffered no serious injuries as a result of the altercation.

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Of course, Pham, cementing his reputation as one of the toughest athletes on planet earth, assured Padres fans that he’d be back to training in no time. Regarding the incident, he said, “I’m on the road to recovery and I know I’ll be back to my offseason training routine in no time.”

The San Diego Padres got a good one in Tommy Pham. Brought over from the Tampa Bay Rays along with NL ROY candidate Jake Cronenworth, Pham instantly became a leader in the clubhouse. His determination to stay on the field certainly plays a role in that. This is a player that when suggested to teammates that a broken hamate bone could keep him out for up to six weeks, they laughed at the proposition.

They knew that as soon as Pham could hold a bat, he’d be back in the lineup. Just as they know now that as soon as he’s physically able, he’ll get back into his no doubt rigorous offseason training program. He is the closest thing to a perfect role model that you can get for such a young, talented team.

But regardless, this was a really scary situation for Pham. Thanks to all the luck in the world, he avoided what could have been a potentially life-threatening injury.

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Hopefully, he will have a speedy recovery and we’ll see Tommy Pham patrolling the Petco Park outfield as if nothing ever happened come Spring.