It’s been one month since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot at a Virginia ballpark. The Jefferson Parish Congressman continues to recover from a gunshot wound to the hip sustained in a shootout on members of Congress. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves says he’s been in touch with Scalise and his family throughout this ordeal.
“This thing is going to continue to be somewhat of a rollercoaster. He had the unfortunate infection last week that physicians did tell us was a likely occurrence,” Graves said.
Graves says anytime an infection comes into play, it does cause some concern. Scalise was moved out of the ICU Wednesday, according to MedStar Washington hospital. He underwent surgery yesterday for the recent infection, and his condition has been upgraded to fair. Graves says Scalise has a long road ahead.
“As we said from the beginning, this is going to be a long-term recovery. Steve’s still going to have a lot of ups and downs, and we certainly need to continue praying for him and supporting him and his family,” Graves said.
Scalise did get some prayers from his favorite football coach, LSU’s Ed Orgeron. Coach O says the prayers of Tiger Nation are with the congressman.
“Our thoughts and our prayers, the LSU family and coaching staff, are with Congressman Steve Scalise and his family as he gets better in Washington. We know he’ll fight like a Tiger,” Orgeron said.