While Steve Scalise is by no means out of the woods, his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, according to his physician, Dr. Jack Sava.
As reported by Fox News, Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise’s body, but “we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point.”
Nonetheless, said Sava, “we fully expect him to be able to walk” and “hopefully run.”
Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise “will require a period of healing and rehabilitation.”
“I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago,” Sava said. “I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in … he was as critical as you can be when he came in.”
Update on the condition of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, courtesy of MedStar Washington Hospital Center: pic.twitter.com/fevQQtPVTV
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 17, 2017