But he added: "We fully expect him to be able to walk", and "hopefully run".
Sava said it's hard to predict how long Rep. Scalise will be in the hospital, but he did say it will be a considerable amount of time, likely weeks. He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones.
The statement noted that there would be no further updates on Scalise's condition for the rest of the weekend. He was shot only once, but the high-powered-rifle round traveled from his left hip across his pelvis and shattered when it struck bone. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he could hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death.
Mr Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", Dr Sava said.
As authorities continue to search for the motive behind Wednesday's shooting spree at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia, FBI agents were at the gunman's home in downstate IL late into the night, looking for clues.
In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the continued healing of Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise and give thanks that the lives of Congressmen Brooks and Palmer and so many others were spared Wednesday morning.
Hodgkinson was a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign previous year and has comments on his social media accounts strongly criticizing President Trump.
Scalise remains in critical condition following the shooting at the GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The FBI phoned the congressmen to let them know that their names were on an assassination list found on the shooter.
Officials also said he had a history of run-ins with the law, including arrests for battery and drunken driving.
Hodgkinson was injured in a shootout with police and later died of his injuries, according to officials.
With this attack, many Republicans are saying that the political rhetoric between the parties has gotten out of hand and needs to tone down. Duncan said he told him it was Republicans. "He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours".
Bailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot in the chest at the baseball practice.