Former Red Sox star David Ortiz underwent a second surgery after he arrived in Boston on Monday night and is in stable condition. His wife,Tiffany, gave a statement sent through the team stating:
"On behalf of me and my family, I want to thank John and Linda Henry, Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy and the Boston Red Sox for all that they are doing for David and our family, as well as Dr. Larry Ronan and the amazing staff at Massachusetts General Hospital," Tiffany Ortiz said. "Lastly, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love that we have received during this incredibly difficult time. We ask for privacy as David works towards recovery."
The second surgery lasted until about 1 a.m. ET, according to Ortiz's media assistant,Leo Lopez,and while he didn’t go into detail about what the second surgery entailed other than saying it was “exploratory,” he did say the 43-year-old “Big Papi” is expected to make a full recovery.
Ortiz is expected to be closely monitored for the next 24-48 hours.
And while visits will be limited during that period, doctors say Ortiz has been alert, has talked to his family, and“even flashed that smile.”
Thank God they were able to save that.
Love me some Big Papi smile.
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