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September 20, 2019

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Gibbons still recovering from surgery in Reno hospital

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Gov. Jim Gibbons

CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons is still in the hospital recovering from pelvis surgery and there is no word when he will be released.

Dan Burns, communications director for Gibbons, said the governor is undergoing “limited therapy” in Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

When he is released, Gibbons is expected to do his rehabilitation at the governor’s mansion in Carson City, which is ADA-certified.

“Mobility will be a challenge,” Burns said. The doctors will tell him whether he has to be in a wheelchair, on a cane or crutches as he goes through his rehabilitation.

His senior staff is meeting with him daily and briefing him, Burns said.

Gibbons, 65, was thrown from a horse near Pyramid Lake last Tuesday and his pelvis was broken in two places. Burns said the physicians used at least four large screws to repair the damage.

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