Prayers in order for David Ortiz. Although his condition was first reported as "stable & recovering" it was later reported that damage to Ortiz is said to be extensive and in a statement to ESPN his assistant, Leo Lopez, stated that "Ortiz had to remove parts of the intestines and the colon and remove the gallbladder. His liver was damaged, too." This comes after being shot at point blank range in what it now being reported as a robbery attempt.
The Red Sox have sent people to the Dominican Republic to assist in the matter and team doctors are aiding in Ortiz's medical care.
Many people have taken to their social media accounts in order to offer moral support for Ortiz.
Papi defines Boston Strong... get well soon my friend!!! pic.twitter.com/QFFJ4nvQnU— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 10, 2019
Six years ago, David Ortiz's spirit and resolve helped us all begin to heal from the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, I want to join many others in wishing him a speedy recovery of his own. Get well soon, Papi. pic.twitter.com/9orpBgnVI5— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 10, 2019
Catch video footage of the shooting and shooter beatdown below. Praying Big Papi gets to 110% health ASAP.
In a stark reminder of how life events can happen in the blink of an eye, the first clip was taken only moments before the shooting.