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David Ortiz undergoes third surgery after shooting

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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz underwent a third surgery this week after being shot in the Dominican Republic last week, his wife said Thursday. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

July 11 (UPI) -- Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz underwent a third surgery after being shot at a bar in the Dominican Republic, his wife said Thursday.

The team released a statement by Tiffany Ortiz saying he was recovering well following the surgery performed by Dr. David King at Massachusetts General Hospital.

"We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and our entire family during this difficult time," the statement read.

Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on June 9, resulting in a 9 mm bullet passed through his intestines and internal organs.

He underwent emergency surgery in the country before being airlifted to Boston the following day.

On June 22, he was moved out of intensive care following a second surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Eleven suspects have been arrested and charged in the shooting.



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