Pablo Mari: ‘I used to be fortunate. I noticed an individual die in entrance of me,’ says soccer star after being stabbed in again throughout assault in Italy


Arsenal defender Pablo Mari, who’s presently on mortgage at Italian membership AC Monza, says he was “lucky” after being injured throughout a stabbing assault in Italy on Thursday.

One individual died and 4 folks have been injured within the assault which happened on the outskirts of Milan, in keeping with Italian nationwide police.

“A mentally unstable man decided to stab people. One person has died and four are now seriously injured,” a police spokesman mentioned.

Mari was not critically harm within the assault however was taken to hospital. He underwent surgical procedure on Saturday to “reconstruct the two injured muscles” in his again, in keeping with AC Monza.

“I was lucky. I saw a person die in front of me,” Mari advised Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport from hospital.

Gazzetta dello Sport reported that Mari advised AC Monza CEO Adriano Galliani and head coach Raffaele Palladino that he had been pushing a trolley together with his child when he felt “an excruciating pain in my back.”

AC Monza launched an replace on Mari’s situation on Friday, confirming that the surgical procedure had gone to plan.

“The surgery went well and a hospital stay of two or three days is expected. After the discharge, the player will be able to begin a rehabilitation pathway,” a press release learn.

“This type of muscle injury usually requires two months of rest before physical activities can be resumed.”

CNN’s affiliate SkyTG24 reported Thursday that AC Monza had requested for its match towards Bologna on Monday to be postponed. Serie A confirmed the reviews and advised CNN it could decide afterward Friday.

Based on SkyTG24, membership CEO Galliani advised reporters outdoors the hospital that the staff “is in shock.”

“We have a cohesive, united locker room where everyone is a friend. Last night everyone was crying,” he added.

In the meantime, Mari’s mum or dad membership Arsenal mentioned it was “shocked” to study concerning the information.

“Our thoughts are with Pablo and the other victims of this dreadful incident,” the membership assertion learn.