Report: Red Sox working with David Ortiz family to bring him back to Boston

Ryan Hannable
June 10, 2019 - 12:59 pm

After being shot in the Dominican Republic Sunday night, it appears work is being done to get David Ortiz back to the United States and specifically Boston for more treatment.

According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox and Mass General Hospital are working with the Ortiz family to see when he can safely be transported back to Boston for further care. There's a plane en route to take Ortiz back when he's safely able to fly and ESPN adds, "medical authorities have authorized his transfer once the plane is ready for transport," meaning it is safe to travel.

"Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic," the Red Sox said in a statement. "David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery.

"We have offered David’s family all available resources to aid in his recovery and will continue to keep them in our hearts." 

Multiple reports have said Ortiz suffered injuries to his gall bladder, limited damage to his liver, and part of his colon was removed. He is said to be in intensive care for the next 24 hours.

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