David Ortiz may have suffered organ damage, expected to recover, will be returning to Boston on Red Sox plane

Ortiz posed for this photo earlier in the night prior to being shot in an apparent ambush on Avenida Venezuela in the Dominican Republic

While Big Papi is still not out of the woods fully in his recovery, he is recovering following several hours of surgery and the Red Sox have sent a plane to the Dominican Republic to transport him back to Boston for medical care here.

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