Ortiz remains in 'guarded' condition in ICU

Ortiz remains in 'guarded' condition in ICU

Red Sox legend David Ortiz remained in guarded condition in the surgical intensive care unit at a Boston hospital Thursday morning, his wife, Tiffany, said in a statement released by the team.

“He continues to heal and make progress. David will continue to recover in the ICU and future updates on his condition will be provided when necessary,” she said.

Ortiz is hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was admitted Monday night.

On Sunday, he was shot in the back at close range inside a club in his native Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He had surgery at a local hospital Sunday night, which Tiffany Ortiz credited for saving his life.

“To the amazing surgeons, medical team, and staff at the Abel González Clinic in the Dominican Republic, there are no words to express our gratitude for the amazing care you provided. Without you, our story could have had a tragic ending. You will forever be our guardian angels.

At a press conference in the Dominican Republic Wednesday afternoon, authorities said that a group was offered 400,000 Dominican pesos (around $8,000) to kill Ortiz. Five people whom police said were involved in the attack, including the alleged gunman, have been arrested, and the handgun used has been recovered. Authorities added that neither the director of the group nor the motive have been determined.

—Field Level Media

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