Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

Doctors say the Louisiana congressman wounded during Wednesday's attack by a gunman on a baseball practice session remains in critical condition but has shown improvement. Sava didn't address what organs were damaged.

As for rehabilitation, Sava said he believed Scalise will be "able to walk and hopefully run" in the future. Too, Scalise has also stayed involved in state politics, helping Republicans develop strategies to win a majority in both the Louisiana House and Senate.

Surgeons estimated that hundreds of bullet fragments remain in Mr Scalise's body.

Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized.

Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet.

"Many lives would have been lost without the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Trump said earlier in the day, calling Scalise "a patriot" and "a fighter".

Senior White House officials who briefed reporters before the announcement said Obama's overtures had enriched Cuba's military while repression increased on the island.

His family said they appreciate the support they've received from lawmakers and the president, and are thankful for the bravery of the special agents.


"We all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

The president said that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified".

Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family.

Trump's comments came at the beginning of his speech in Miami Friday announcing a partial rollback of ties to Cuba - reversing changes made by President Barack Obama's administration.

In an emotional interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Republican Rep. Rodney Davis and his wife recalled the horror of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

Sava later told The Associated Press that Scalise's care is on track for someone with such a severe injury but that he still faces many risks to recovery. He's been undergoing repeat surgeries.

The charity game pitting Republican lawmakers against their Democratic colleagues was set to proceed as scheduled at 7:05 p.m.at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, with thousands of spectators expected in the stands.

Huffman, a lanky former All-American volleyball player at UC Santa Barbara and USA Volleyball Team member, is playing third base and batting second for the Democrats.

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