By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
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 is expected to be closely monitored for the next 24-48 hours. Visits will be very limited during that period. Doctors have said that they expect a full recovery. Ortiz has also been alert and has talked to his family and “even flashed that smile.” -That’s the latest update. https://t.co/jvcNun21Mh— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 11, 2019
Ortiz arrived at MGH around 11 p.m. Monday after being escorted from Logan Airport to the hospital by the Boston Police Department.
Here’s the motorcade arriving at Mass General and David Ortiz arriving in an ambulance. Aquí está David Ortiz arribando en ambulancia al hospital. pic.twitter.com/8ur1GKTW5f— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 11, 2019
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.