David Ortiz & # 39; s wife praised Thursday's "quick thinking" of a friend who took the former Red Sox star to the hospital in a Rolls-Royce after being in a miserable job at a pub in the Dominican Republic had been shot.
"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Eliezer Salvador, president of Sports President, and thank him for your quick thinking and action on Sunday evening," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement were the first steps to make sure David got the much needed care. We are infinitely grateful for that.
Salvador was in a bar in Santo Domingo with baseball legend "Big Papi" Sunday night when a gunman jumped off a motorcycle and shot a ball in Ortiz's back.
Salvador dragged Ortiz into his fancy car ̵
Free up space, "he told the newspaper.
" I told him, 'You're not dying on me.'
Ortiz spent six hours in surgery in the DR, where doctors needed to remove parts of his intestines, large intestine, and gallbladder.
"For the amazing surgeons, the medical team and the staff of the Abel González Clinic in the Dominican Republic, there are no words that express our gratitude for the amazing care they have provided," said Tiffany Ortiz.
He was flown on Monday to the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and undergone an examination there for conditional surgery and is still recovering in the intensive care unit.
"After his second operation, David remains in a guarded state in the surgical intensive care unit. He heals on and makes progress. David will continue to recover in the ICU and receive future information on his condition, if necessary.
The Dominican authorities announced Wednesday that they arrested six suspects in the shootings – including the alleged gunman, an attempted hit job for a promised $ 8,000 was executed. You have not yet delivered a possible motif.