San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith spoke publicly for the first time Friday since being stabbed during a party at his home last month.
Smith told Comcast Sports Net that he regrets "letting everybody down."
The second-year player said he received staples for his stab wounds, which reportedly occurred during an altercation at his Santa Clara County home in late June.
"Letting everybody down was probably the saddest part," Smith said. "I'm back to 100 percent. And I'm ready to go."
Three victims total sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department is still looking for suspects, according to the Sacramento Bee.
"Being my age, you have to be aware of everything around you," Smith said. "I have to make better decisions and surround myself with good people."
Smith had a team rookie record of 14 sacks last year.