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David Ortiz recovering after 3rd surgery following complications from gunshot wound

14 July 2019

In the mood for some good news on the David Ortiz front? But this is also a reminder of just how badly he was hurt in he attack and how far he has had - and still has - before being fully recovered.

In a statement shared by the Red Sox Thursday morning, his wife Tiffany Ortiz says Big Papi is making progress after another procedure earlier in the week.

"He went on about Devers for about 15 minutes", said Red Sox president Sam Kennedy, who visited Ortiz at Massachusetts General Hospital last Saturday.

Once in Boston, Ortiz underwent a second surgery on June 10.

He then underwent an exploratory surgery after being transported to Mass. Almost a dozen individuals have been arrested for orchestrating the attack, including the alleged mastermind on June 28. On June 22, Tiffany Ortiz said her husband was moved out of intensive care.

National Police spokesman Frank Félix Duran Mejía said Ortiz was sitting near the intended victim after a suspected drug trafficker offered to pay $30,000 for the shooting that ended up wounding the slugger instead. The Red Sox won two more titles (2007 and 2013) during Ortiz's career.

David Ortiz recovering after 3rd surgery following complications from gunshot wound