Friday, April 13, 2007

NJ guv Corzine critically injured in car wreck

From CNN:
New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine won't be able to walk normally for months because of a car accident that left him hospitalized with serious injuries, a doctor said.

The doctor said it will be at least several days before Corzine can resume his duties as governor.

Corzine, 60, was in critical condition Friday after undergoing two hours of surgery Thursday night to repair his broken leg and other injuries sustained in the crash on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township. (Watch helicopter footage of the crash aftermath )

"He's got a pretty significant rehab in front of him," said Dr. Robert Ostrum, who performed the surgery at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

He said a rod was inserted in Corzine's leg, and additional operations were scheduled for Saturday and Monday.

Here's hoping that Gov. Corzine has a speedy and full recovery, and that he and his family remain strong for the coming months of rehab.