*Denver Broncos defensive end Jason Hunter was stabbed in his left shoulder Wednesday morning by his girlfriend in Detroit and is in stable condition in an area hospital, according to police. His agent said the wound wasn’t life-threatening.
“I’ve spoken to my client Jason Hunter and it’s a very minor injury, just a few stitches. He’ll be fine. We thank you for your prayers,” Hunter’s agent, Robert B. Walker, tweeted.
“There case is still being investigated, so there are a lot of details we don’t have yet,” Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens told the Detroit News. Police did not say whether Hunter’s girlfriend was under arrest.
At press time, there was no information about where the incident took place. The hospital wasn’t disclosed.
The Broncos released a statement saying the team was looking into the matter and hopes Hunter “makes a quick recovery,’’ but that out of respect for his privacy, it wouldn’t comment further.
Hunter is a five-year pro who also has played for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.
The stabbing comes only days after police in Florida said Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, a former Bronco, was stabbed with a kitchen knife by his wife.