Here’s yet another reason Tommy Pham is SERIOUSLY lucky to be alive after his terrifying stabbing incident in October … the San Diego Padres star says he needed 200 stitches to close his wound.
The 32-year-old was gashed by a blade during an altercation in the parking lot of a San Diego strip club on Oct. 11 … and video from the aftermath of the incident showed he was covered in blood after the slashing.
Now, Pham is revealing what it took to get him healthy again … and it’s pretty shocking.
In what appears to be his first appearance on video since the stabbing … Pham said he needed 200 stitches to repair the damage on his back and he has “still a ways to go.”
The good news? Pham looks to be in insane shape despite only being 7 weeks removed the incident … he was sprinting on a treadmill at what he says was a 22 MPH pace.
As we previously reported, Pham has sued the strip club over the stabbing incident … claiming employees and venue security didn’t do enough to help protect him.
In his lawsuit, Pham said the injuries he suffered were “catastrophic” … and hurt his “earning capacity as an elite professional baseball player.”
The Padres, meanwhile, have said they expect Pham to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2021 MLB season.