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Read the latest statement on David Ortiz’s progress

Tiffany Ortiz, left, and her husband, David Ortiz, in 2016.Timothy Tai for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Tiffany Ortiz, the wife of Red Sox legend David Ortiz, released the following statement Wednesday afternoon on her husband’s condition after being shot in the Dominican Republic:

“David continues to recuperate today in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital under the direction of treating trauma surgeon Dr. David King.

Yesterday and this morning, David was able to sit up as well as take some steps. His condition is guarded and he will remain in the ICU for the coming days, but he is making good progress towards recovery.

My family and I again want to thank everyone for their endless love and well wishes, and still ask for privacy while David continues to heal.”