Washington (AFP) - Former NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed Saturday in Pittsburgh, US media reported.
Gregory Diulus of Vantage Management Group told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he had been in touch with friends who were at the hospital with Pryor and had been told the 30-year-old should make a full recovery.
Mike Manko, a spokesman for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, confirmed Pryor was the stabbing victim who walked into the hospital around 4:30 a.m.
Manko had no further information on the incident, but Pittsburgh television station KDKA-TV reported it happened at the Heinz Lofts appartments in Pittsburgh. ESPN reported Pryor was stabbed in the chest and shoulder.
"The doctors have told them they expect him to make a full recovery," Diulus told the Post-Gazette. "We are very confident we can say that."
Pryor was a standout quarterback in high school and played at Ohio State University before joining the NFL, playing quarterback for two seasons before switching to wide receiver.
He played eight games with the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets last season. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in May but was injured and released in August.