San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is recovering from what the team said is a minor injury he received during a house party in San Jose early Saturday morning.
Multiple sources told CSNBayArea.com that Smith sustained minor stab wounds, most likely from a small pocketknife, while he attempted to break up a fight. The location of the wounds are believed to be in his shoulder and abdomen.
“The San Francisco 49ers are aware that Aldon Smith incurred minor injuries during an incident last night,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “We are in contact with Aldon, and thankful that his injuries were not more serious and that he is recovering comfortably. The 49ers are also in communication with local authorities as they gather information regarding the incident, and will reserve further comment at this time.”
The Santa Clara sheriff’s office reported that deputies arrived at a large house party shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of gunshots.
They found two people with gunshot wounds and another with stab wounds. All three were taken to hospitals where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Sgt. Jose Cardoza said more than 100 people were at the party and that San Jose police and the California Highway Patrol were called for backup.
“It was a chaotic scene,” Cardoza said. “There was a lot of commotion, and no one knows where the gunshots came from.”
He said there were no suspects at this time.
Smith, the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft set a rookie team record with 14 sacks in the regular season.
In January, Smith was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Miami Beach.