David Ortiz health update: Tiffany Ortiz releases statement

Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2019 - 12:42 pm

David Ortiz's condition continues to improves as he rests at Mass General Hospital.

His wife Tiffany released a statement early Wednesday afternoon, which read: 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.

Ortiz was shot in the back while in the Dominican Republic Sunday night. Doctors needed to remove his gallbladder and part of his intestine. 

He was flown to Boston Monday night once his condition allowed him to.

Two suspects have been arrested.

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