Larry Nassar was brutally stabbed at least times in jail after making a comment to a fellow inmate while watching Wimbledon, according to sources.
Life-saving measures were performed on the former USA Olympics gymnastics doctor, who is serving up to 175 years for molesting gymnasts, after he sustained neck, chest and back wounds.
The attack in his cell was sparked by Nassar, 59, saying “I wish there were girls playing” while watching coverage of the All England Club tennis tournament, sources told ABC.
McMillan attacked in his cell on Sunday with a makeshift weapon before four other inmates rushed in and pulled him away.
The suspect accused of stabbing Nassar has not been formally charged by the authorities.
The Bureau of Prisons confirmed an inmate was assaulted at the United States Penitentiary Coleman II – known as a high-security facility in Florida.
Cell doors on most federal prison units are typically open during the day, letting prisoners move around freely within the facility.
Because Nassar was attacked in his cell, the incident was not captured on surveillance cameras which only point at common areas and corridors.
He is in a stable condition but has suffered a collapsed lung.
In 2018, Nassar was jailed after testimony from nearly 160 victims. He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sexual assault against girls and young women, including Olympians.
His sentences totaled more than 100 year, and he will be 144 years old when he is considered for release.
Among the victims to speak out included the likes of Olympic legend Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney.
Ms Biles spoke during Nassar’s court appearances.
In one emotional passage, America’s most decorated gymnast said: “The scars of this horrific abuse continue to live with all of us … I worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could help maintain a connection between the failures [around the Nassar case] and the competition at Tokyo 2020.”