Boston Red Sox

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: David Ortiz of Fox Sports smiles after game two of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By Matt McCarthy,

The best doctors in the world expect Red Sox legend David Ortiz to fully recover from his gunshot wound.

Ortiz arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital late Monday night after being flown to Boston from Santo Domingo, where he was shot Sunday night. The Red Sox organization sent a plane to the Dominican to transport Ortiz to Boston when doctors determined he was stable enough to fly.

According to Marly Rivera of ESPN, Ortiz is in stable condition after an “exploratory” procedure at MGH and will remain in intensive care for the next day or two. According to Big Papi’s spokesperson, doctors at Mass. General believe he will fully recover.

Ortiz arrived at MGH around 11 p.m. Monday after being escorted from Logan Airport to the hospital by the Boston Police Department.

Ortiz suffered organ damage and other major injuries after being shot in the back by a man at a bar in Santo Domingo. Police in the Dominican arrested a suspect but have not determined a motive for the attack.

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