Patriots’ Julian Edelman Wishes David Ortiz Well In Heartfelt Instagram

Like the rest of the sports world, Julian Edelman had David Oritz on his mind Monday.

Ortiz was shot Sunday night at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, according to local authorities. The retired Boston Red Sox star underwent surgery at Clinica Abel Gonzalez and is recovering, though ESPN reports the 43-year-old remained in intensive care as of Monday morning.

With the Ortiz situation still very much developing, Edelman took to Instagram to send a message from one Boston sports legend to another.

“Papi, all of New England has your back. ❤️✊#toughtimesdontlasttoughpeopledo,” the New England Patriots receiver wrote.

Ortiz’s alleged shooter has been identified by authorities as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia. Police say Garcia shot Ortiz in the back at the Dial Bar Lounge in Santo Domingo shortly before 9 p.m. local time.

Garcia reportedly was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar. He sustained multiple injuries, including a cranium contusion.