David Ortiz is “resting comfortably” after undergoing a successful second surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Monday night, according to a statement released by his wife, Tiffany, via the Boston Red Sox.
Here’s the full statement:
“David arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital last night and underwent a successful second surgery. He is stable, awake, and resting comfortably this morning in the ICU where he is expected to remain for the next several days.
“On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the amazing staff at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredibly difficult time. We ask for privacy as David works towards recovery.”
Ortiz was shot in the torso from behind at close range at a bar in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday night. He underwent surgery at a Santo Domingo hospital after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine, his spokesman, Leo Lopez, told the Associated Press. Lopez said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in the shooting Sunday night.
— With files from Associated Press