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David Ortiz’s Wife Issues Encouraging Update On His Recovery

A closeup of David Ortiz.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 09: David Ortiz looks on before the Red Sox home opening game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on April 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, the sports world was struck with frightening news as David Ortiz was shot in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Fortunately, the legendary Boston Red Sox slugger is recovering fairly well.

The initial reports stated that Ortiz was shot during an attempted robbery. More details came out after the shooting, leading police to believe that someone placed a hit on the former MLB star.

The Dominican Republic’s lead prosecutor provided an update to the incident, saying that Ortiz was not the intended target. Either way, it doesn't change the fact that Ortiz suffered internal damages from the gunshot.

While Ortiz isn't close to making a full recovery yet, his wife Tiffany had an encouraging update on his health.

"David was moved out of the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," Tiffany said in her statement. "He remains in good condition and continues to recover under the care of Drs. David King and Larry Ronan."

This is a great sign considering that Ortiz underwent multiple surgeries.

Although the police have made multiple arrests because of this situation, they are still searching for additional suspects.

Ortiz became one of the most beloved sports figures in Boston. Not only did he perform at an elite level throughout his career with the Red Sox, but he also supported the community every chance he got.

We're all pulling for Ortiz as he continues his recovery.