Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Hospitalized After Bike Fall

The assemblyman representing lower Manhattan was admitted to a hospital with a swollen knee

Monday, Nov 21, 2011  |  Updated 3:48 PM EDT
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Hospitalized After Bike Fall

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being treated at a hospital for an infection following a Nov. 10 fall from his bicycle.

Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says there is no bone, ligament or other structural damage to Silver's knee.

Whyland says Silver was admitted to the hospital Sunday with a swollen knee and was working from the hospital on Monday. He's at a hospital in Connecticut where his nephew, an orthopedic surgeon, is treating him.

Silver was riding a bike at a legislative conference in Puerto Rico when he hit a pothole and fell.

The 67-year-old Democrat represents lower Manhattan.

He has been the powerful speaker of the Assembly since 1994.

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