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David Ortiz Undergoes Third Surgery After Gunshot Complications

David Ortiz Undergoes Third Surgery After Gunshot Complications

"Earlier this week, David underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound", the statement said.

Aside from Kennedy's casual comment about his casual conversation with Ortiz, the only news on the Big Papi front has been delivered by his wife, Tiffany, who sends updates.

"David is recovering well and is in good spirits", the statement read. 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 lower back as he sat at an outdoor table at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo.

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Police said Ortiz wasn't the intended target in the shooting that left him with a gunshot wound and forced doctors to remove his gallbladder and part of his intestine.

Once in Boston, Ortiz underwent a second surgery on June 10. He was then transported to Boston.

Investigations into the shooting are ongoing, and there have been at least 12 arrests in the last month, including the alleged mastermind, Victor Hugo Gomez Vasquez. Ortiz's condition was upgraded to good on June 18, but he has remained hospitalized in the weeks since. Ortiz finished his career with 541 home runs.