Updated: 08/07/2014 11:00 PM
Created: 08/07/2014 11:11 AM WDIO.com
By: Emily Haavik
A University of Minnesota Duluth football player who was stabbed over the weekend has been released from the hospital, according to the university.
Twenty-two-year-old Austin Sikorski issued a statement through the university on Thursday, saying, "I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the UMD Athletics staff, my teammates, family, friends, and hospital staff and to all of those who have shown their support in so many ways. I have been released from the hospital and look forward to furthering my recovery, getting back to full strength, and turning my focus to the upcoming semester."
The university said Sikorski was released on Wednesday.
Sikorski was stabbed in his lower abdomen early Saturday morning, according to police. Police said they responded to a call about a fight involving alcohol on First Avenue West and Superior Street. When they arrived, they said they found Sikorski a block over on Lake Avenue.
Police said there is a person of interest in the case, but no arrests have been made. There were no updates as of Thursday.
Sikorski is going into his senior year. He scored 16 touch downs last season and was seventh in the conference in rushing with more than 96 yards per game.
Iron Range Woman Killed in Three-Vehicle Crash on Icy Roads in Itasca County
A 25-year-old woman died in a three-vehicle crash on icy roads in Itasca County on Saturday evening. The incident happened on Highway 169 near milepost 317 between Marble and Taconite just after 7 p.m.
1 Man Dead after Duluth Apartment Complex Fire
One man is dead after a fire at Duluth's Tri-Towers Apartment Complex Saturday night, according to the Duluth Fire Department.
Fire in Vacant Duluth Home Causes $50K in Damage
No one was injured when the Duluth Fire Department responded to a fire in the basement of a vacant home around 5:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Candlelight Vigil Celebrates Stabbing Victim's Life
Family and friends of 75-year old Sally Marie Pionk gathered outside of the West Duluth Super One grocery store where she was fatally stabbed last week to honor her with a candlelight vigil Saturday night.
High Ollie Contest at Spirit Supports Alzheimer's Research
Snowboarders got to show off their skills Sunday afternoon at Spirit Mountain all for a good cause. Professional snowboarder Viktor Simco has Duluth roots and hosted the high ollie contest at Spirit. About 30 snowboarders tested how high they could make it over a jump to win prizes...