Ortiz undergoes third surgery related to gunshot wound

Carrie Guzman
July 14, 2019

"Earlier this week, David underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound. David is recovering well and is in good spirits", her statement said. But this is also a reminder of just how badly he was hurt in he attack and how far he has had - and still has - before being fully recovered.

Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month. Fernandez was seated at the same table as Ortiz at the time of the shooting June 9. "We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion show to David and to our entire family during this hard time".

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Following surgery in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz was flown to Boston, where he underwent a second operation. According to those allegedly involved in the shooting, Ortiz was not the target and that he was mistaken for the man sitting across from him. He was then transported to Boston. His wife said late last month that Ortiz was released from intensive care.

Ortiz retired after the 2016 season, after 20 seasons in the big leagues. A 10-time All-Star, Ortiz spent 14 years with the Red Sox and, in 2004, helped the club win their first World Series since 1918.

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