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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Doctors expect David Ortiz to make a full recovery

David Ortiz

David Ortiz arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic on Monday night and was examined extensively by doctors, and the former Red Sox star and his family were given good news.

Ortiz’s spokesperson Leo Lopez told ESPN’s Marly Rivera on Tuesday that Big Papi underwent “exploratory surgery” at Mass General, and doctors declared him to be in stable condition. They also expect the 43-year-old to make a full recovery.

Ortiz was shot in the lower right back while enjoying an evening at a bar in his hometown of Santo Domingo. The bullet entered through his back and exited his stomach, and he sustained injuries to his intestines and liver. He underwent extensive surgery in the Dominican Republic before being transported to Boston, where a police escort led him to Mass General for further treatment.

Given the circumstances, Ortiz is fortunate to be alive. It’s tremendous news that doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

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