David Ortiz Out of ICU … Still in Good Condition
David Ortiz‘s recovery from a shooting continues to go well — the former Red Sox slugger is no longer in the intensive care unit of a hospital, according to his wife.
The health update came Sunday, courtesy of the team on behalf of Tiffany Ortiz, who says David is out of the ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital … adding that he “remains in good condition and continues to recover under the care of Drs. David King and Larry Ronan.”
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That’s great news, as David was still hospitalized in the ICU as of Tuesday — 9 days after he was shot in the back at point-blank range earlier this month in the Dominican Republic.
As we reported … David health status was upgraded from serious to good after he’d been transported from a D.R. hospital to one in the Boston area after undergoing surgery — where doctors found the bullet struck his liver, his small and large intestines. Ortiz also had his gall bladder removed so the medical staff could work on the affected organs.
According to D.R. officials, David was NOT the intended target — but got shot after a case of mistaken identity. Police say a man named Sixto David Fernandez was the guy the shooter wanted, allegedly because he’d once ratted out a drug runner to cops.
The alleged shooter, Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, was arrested in booked in the D.R. … at least ten people are believed to connected to the shooting, according to officials there.