Mayor Glover Returns to Government Plaza
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover was back in Government Plaza late this afternoon for the first time since he slipped and fell while visiting a local school on October 3rd and seriously injured both of his legs. Since then, he's been at Christus Schumpert Medical Center where he underwent surgery October 15th for torn quadriceps tendons in both of his legs followed by extensive physical therapy. He still has to use a walker for support but he's finally able to get around on his own again.
In a news release, city spokesman Rod Richardson says the mayor was released from Schumpert late Monday evening and spent all day yesterday at home re-adjusting to his surroundings and establishing the routine associated with his outpatient care. In the photo he's provided, the mayor is flanked in is office by Administrative Assistant Bernadine Anderson and Chief Administrative Officer Dale Sibley.
In the weeks to come, Mayor Glover will divide his time between the office and the physical therapy he will have to continue to undergo as he recovers from his surgery. However, he says he's looking forward to getting back into the swing of things around Government Plaza and working with the City Council as it finalizes the 2013 budget. And Richardson says the mayor was never out of the loop while he was in the hospital. He was constantly in communication via the telephone, his laptop, and his BlackBerry.
In his new release, Richardson says the mayor has nothing but praise for the team of professionals who took care of him during his extended stay at Christus Schumpert. Glover says, "Although I am hopeful this will be my first and last serious injury, I must say I could not have asked for a better hospital to meet my needs."