Retired Red Sox star David Ortiz has been moved out of intensive care, his wife announced late Saturday afternoon.
“David was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He remains in good condition and continues to recover under the care of Drs. David King and Larry Ronan,” Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement released by the Red Sox.
David Ortiz, 43, has undergone multiple surgeries after he was shot in the back on June 9 at a nightclub in his native Dominican Republic.
He suffered damage to his organs, including his small intestine, large intestine, and liver, the Globe has reported.
He was flown to Boston on June 10 for surgery at Mass. General and had been recovering in the intensive care unit since then.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic announced Wednesday that Ortiz was not the intended target of the shooting.
Several people have been arrested in connection with the shooting, which remains under investigation.
Tiffany Ortiz’s statement Saturday was the latest she has issued to update the public on the recovery of the beloved slugger famously known as “Big Papi.”
She has thanked doctors in both Santo Domingo and Boston for their care and treatment of her husband.
She has also thanked fans for their love, prayers, and support, while also asking for privacy for her family.
On Father’s Day, Tiffany posted a tribute on Instagram to her husband of 17 years with whom she has three children.
“This Fathers Day brings with it a new appreciation for life and an awareness in what truly matters,” she wrote. “This man, my husband, the father of our beautiful children has been the center of our universe for as long as we have been together (23 years strong).”
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