BOSTON - Over a month after he was shot, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz underwent a third surgery earlier this week for complications resulting from his gunshot wound.
Ortiz was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after the June 9 shooting in the Dominican Republic. He has since been moved out of the intensive care unit.
His wife, Tiffany Ortiz, said in a statement released Thursday by the Red Sox that he is "recovering from the surgery and is in good spirits."
Tiffany Ortiz thanked those who have helped the family and shown support during her husband's recovery.
The full statement reads:
"Earlier this week, David underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound. The operation was performed by Dr. David King at Massachusetts General Hospital. David is recovering well and is in good spirits. We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and to our entire family during this difficult time."
. @RedSox released new statement from Tiffany Ortiz on condition and recovery of #DavidOrtiz , who underwent another surgery this week after complication from his gun shot wound arose.— Kerry Kavanaugh (@KerryKavanaugh) July 11, 2019
Continued positive thoughts to Big Papi and his family. pic.twitter.com/z4JYKCg1du
David Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic last month in what authorities described as a case of mistaken identity. More than a dozen people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the attack.
Authorities continue to investigate.
The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.