David Ortiz is finally going back home after a harrowing situation following a shooting in the Dominican Republic. Big Papi was reportedly released from the hospital on Saturday after recovering from surgery that saved his life following a gunshot wound.
Ortiz was shot while out at a bar in the Dominican Republic on June 9, though the nature of that incident still seems unknown. Though Ortiz was initially treated for his injuries on the island nation, but the Red Sox paid to fly him back to Boston to get treatment at Mass General in the city, where he had three surgeries and been recovered the last few weeks.
The most clutch player in Red Sox postseason history was reportedly recovering well in the weeks that followed, and according to reports he’s left MGH and will rehab at home.
“David has been home since Friday,” a family source told Rojas. “At home he will be assisted by full-time nurses and will be visited regularly by his personal physician. He will continue to undergo all the treatment and rehabilitation necessary to recuperate from his recent procedures.”
Ortiz, 43, has undergone three surgeries related to the gunshot wound and ensuing complications. The most recent surgery was performed two weeks ago.
He frequently traveled between the two countries, especially to Boston, where he has a number of charitable endeavors. He most recently had appeared at Fenway Park on opening day as the Red Sox celebrated their latest World Series victory, appearing on the field with one of the World Series trophies he helped the team win during his long tenure as the franchise’s designated hitter.