First photos of David Ortiz aka “Big Papi” after ambush-style shooting attack

12 months ago

This is one of the first pictures of David Ortiz, aka "Big Papi", following his ambush attack in the Dominican Republic.

The former Red Sox slugger seems to be unconscious - with a medical tube in his nose and doctors at his side - as he recovers in a local hospital.

The image was posted on Instagram on Monday and later shared by the channel Noticentro channel13.

Ortiz was recovering from surgery on Monday, during which he was removed from parts of the intestine, colon and gallbladder. He was reportedly taken to the hospital in a Rolls-Royce.

The 10-time All Star and three-time World Series winner were to be transferred to a medical center in the United States on a Red Sox chartered plane.