UMD's Sikorski Stable After Being Stabbed

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UMD's Sikorski Stable After Being Stabbed

August 4, 2014 Updated Aug 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) senior running back Austin Sikorski was in stable condition late Sunday night after being stabbed early Saturday morning in downtown Duluth.

The 22-year-old Sikorski was involved in a street fight at around 2:00 a.m. Saturday on West Superior Street near Lake Avenue which ended in him being stabbed in the lower right side of his abdomen and left him with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police do not know what led to the altercation at this time but believe alcohol was involved, Duluth Police Department (DPD) Public Information Officer Jim Hansen said Monday.

"We are aware of incident involving a UMD student and are in the process of gathering details, our primary concern at this time is for his well-being,” UMD said in a statement. “The matter is being handled by the Duluth Police Department.”

The DPD has identified a "person of interest" in the case, but has not made an arrest as of Monday. The case remains under investigation.

Sikorski was UMD's leading rusher last season, totaling 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns. He was also named a preseason All-American this summer by USA College Football.

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