Friday, 24 September 2010 15:20
A politician who was thrown from a horse breed he was trying to mount will need to stay in hospital, but is recovering.
Jim Gibbons, governor of Nevada, has undergone operations at the Renown Regional Medical Center and faces months of rehabilitation following the accident, which took place at a ranch in the US state.
He broke his pelvis in the incident, leading to a two-hour surgery - which went well, according to the doctor who performed it.
Mr Gibbons's condition is said to be stable and the surgeon added that pelvic breaks are quite common in accidents involving someone being thrown from a horse.
A spokesperson for Mr Gibbons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "He still has significant pain issues. We just chatted. He is doing what the nurses and doctors tell him. He receives excellent care."
The Republican politician has held the role of Nevada governor for four years. Recent duties included appointing a new member to the tax commission and unlocking funding for local projects.
Posted by Elaine