House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., who is LSU alumni and recently returned to work after being shot in Washington, greets LSU head coach Ed Orgeron before an NCAA college football game against Troy in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
Two days after getting a standing ovation during his return to Congress, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise received a rousing applause from the crowd at LSU's Tiger Stadium.
Wearing a purple shirt with gold horizontal stripes, the Louisiana Republican was recognized during the first quarter of LSU's game against Troy on Saturday night. Scalise, an LSU graduate, stood near the 20-yard line on crutches as a public address announcement advised the crowd that he was on the field some three-and-a-half months after being gravely wounded during a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
It was easily the loudest and longest cheer of the first quarter, after which 25th-ranked LSU trailed Troy 7-0.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) September 30, 2017
Scalise returned to the the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday for the first time since the June 14 shooting which wounded four others before police fatally shot the gunman.
Scalise was struck in the hip. The bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs. He arrived at Medstar Washington Hospital Center at "imminent risk of death," trauma surgeon Dr. Jack Sava said at the time. He was hospitalized for more than a month and has undergone rehabilitation treatment since.
GOP and Democratic lawmakers play one another in a baseball game each year. The rifle-wielding attacker had nursed grievances against President Trump and the GOP.