Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz speaks onstage during the 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Miami Project/Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis at New York Hilton Midtown on September 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

By Matt Dolloff,

David Ortiz underwent a third surgery to treat his gunshot wounds at Mass. General Hospital, according to a statement from the Red Sox on behalf of his wife Tiffany.

Read the full statement below:

“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.”

It’s an unfortunate reminder that Ortiz still faces a long, complex recovery from a shooting incident in the Dominican Republic, where a gunman shot the former Red Sox DH through the back and abdomen.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at