The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.
Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning.
Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, arrived at the hospital in a critical state, facing "an imminent risk of death", according to Sava.
David Bailey, a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Scalise's security detail and helped bring down the shooter, also was injured in the Wednesday incident but had recovered enough to throw the game's ceremonial first pitch. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others. "However, Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks".
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The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".
Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run".
"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two or three days ago". "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". Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. "He is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", the doctor said. Scalise has undergone a number of surgeries so far, and his recovery is expected to be lengthy. Griner remains hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.
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