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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 02: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox addresses the crowd during the pregame ceremony to honor his retirement before his last regular season home game at Fenway Park on October 2, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Big Papi “underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound” earlier this week.  Read on for the full statement from David’s wife Tiffany Ortiz.

The Red Sox released this statement on Twitter on behalf of Big Papi’s wife Tiffany Ortiz:  “Earlier this week, David underwent a third surgery for complications resulting from his gunshot wound.  The operation was performed by Dr. David King at Massachusetts General Hospital.  David is recovering well and is in good spirits.  We continue to be incredibly appreciative of the kindness and compassion shown to David and to our entire family during this difficult time.”

Let’s hope this will be the last surgery for Big Papi and he’ll be on the final stretch of his recovery soon!

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 15: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after hitting a home run against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Fenway Park on September 15, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)