David Ortiz underwent a 3rd surgical procedure this week to deal with ”issues” from the gunshot wound he sustained final month within the Dominican Republic, in accordance with his spouse, Tiffany Ortiz.
In an announcement Thursday, she indicated that the surgical procedure — carried out by Dr. David King at Massachusetts General Hospital, the place the previous Red Sox slugger has been recovering for the final month — went nicely.
“David is recovering nicely and is in good spirits, Tiffany Ortiz mentioned.
“We proceed to be extremely appreciative of the kindness and compassion proven to David and to our complete household throughout this tough time,” she added.
Ortiz, the retired three-time World Series champion, was shot from behind within the stomach on June 9 in an obvious ambush exterior a bar in Santo Domingo in his native nation. Dominican regulation enforcement officers, who’ve arrested 14 suspects within the case, now say they don’t imagine the beloved baseball participant was the supposed goal of the tried contract killing.
In the fast aftermath of the taking pictures, Ortiz was instantly rushed to an area hospital, the place docs carried out a six-hour surgical procedure that concerned the elimination of a part of his intestines and colon, in addition to his gallbladder. The 44-year-old additionally reportedly suffered liver harm. The following day, Ortiz was transported to Boston’s MGH, the place he had a second surgical procedure and has been recuperating ever since.
Tiffany Ortiz mentioned on June 18 that docs had upgraded Ortiz’s situation to good and some days later he was moved out of the intensive care unit.