David Ortiz recovering after 3rd surgery stemming from gunshot wound

David Ortiz looks on before the Red Sox home opening game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park

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The third surgery had to be performed due to complications resulting from the gunshot wound.

Aside from Kennedy's casual comment about his casual conversation with Ortiz, the only news on the Big Papi front has been delivered by his wife, Tiffany, who sends updates.

The botched assassination left Ortiz shot in the back - with the bullet exiting through his stomach and striking his pal Jhoel López in the leg. Fernandez was seated at the same table as Ortiz at the time of the shooting June 9.

"We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and to our entire family during this hard time", Ortiz's wife said. Authorities have arrested 14 people in connection with the attack.

The next day, he was airlifted to Boston and underwent a second surgery. According to those allegedly involved in the shooting, Ortiz was not the target and that he was mistaken for the man sitting across from him. Ortiz's condition was upgraded to good on June 18, but he has remained hospitalized in the weeks since.

Ortiz led the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs. Ortiz finished his career with 541 home runs.

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