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.
$36 Million Housing, Retail Development Planned for Duluth
Alongside Harbor Bay Real Estate Developers, city leaders announced plans Friday for a $36 million mixed-use luxury multifamily and retail project on London Road and 21st Ave. E. in Duluth.
Fond du Lac Reservation Homicide: Murder Suspect is Victim's Niece
The suspect charged with second degree murder was the victim's niece. WDIO spoke with Jen Martineau who is the cousin of the woman known as 'Waubie' and the suspect, Lydia Barney. She said this has been really hard on the family and the community.
Itasca Co. Man Charged in Infant Son's Death
Authorities have charged a rural Itasca County man in connection with the death of his infant son. An autopsy determined the 2 1/2 month old boy suffered blunt force trauma.
The Touchstone Awards: Mentor Superior
Mentor Superior has already matched up 40 kids with mentors. Their waiting list is about that long as well. Their work has been recognized by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.
Wisconsin Health Officials Start Ebola Hotline
The state Department of Health Services announced Friday that the line is for fielding questions Wisconsin residents have about the Ebola virus. The toll-free number is 844-684-1064.