BOSTON (CBS) – Purple Sox icon David Ortiz is recovering after he underwent a 3rd surgical procedure this week to deal with a gunshot wound that has left him hospitalized for greater than a month.
Ortiz’s spouse Tiffany mentioned on Thursday the surgical procedure was as a result of problems ensuing from a June 9 taking pictures within the Dominican Republic.
“We proceed to be extremely appreciative of the kindness and compassion proven to David and to our whole household throughout this troublesome time,” Tiffany Ortiz mentioned, including he’s “recovering properly and is in good spirits.”
The previous Purple Sox designated hitter was shot as soon as within the again whereas sitting outdoors a bar in Santo Domingo. He was rushed into surgical procedure the place docs eliminated his gallbladder and a part of his intestines earlier than he was flown to Boston for therapy at Massachusetts Basic Hospital.
Ortiz was moved out of intensive care June 22.
Police within the Dominican Republic have arrested 14 folks in connection to Ortiz’s taking pictures. They are saying he was not the meant goal in what’s described as a paid hit.