Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, will hold a news conference at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester at noon today to discuss her rehabilitation from a broken leg she suffered in a fall at an event in New York City on April 2.
The 82-year-old congresswoman originally said she hoped to return to Washington this week.
Still, the tone of the press release announcing her press conference could not have been more upbeat.
"Due to her good health and physical fitness, doctors expect Slaughter to make an 'excellent and functional' recovery from the broken left leg, which occurred on April 2 as she attend an event honoring women in politics," the press release said. "Slaughter continues to maintain her duties while in between rehabilitation sessions and appreciates her staff."
Dr. Stephen L. Kates, M.D., professor in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will discuss Slaughter's rehabilitation at the press conference.
Slaughter faces a tough bid for re-election in the new, Rochester-based 25th district against Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, a Republican.
-- Jerry Zremski