Here’s a statement we just received from Michael Whyland, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s press secretary:
Due to an injury sustained during a bicycle accident on November 10, Speaker Silver was admitted to Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut on Sunday to undergo treatments to address swelling in his knee. These are minor procedures which are expected to conclude on Tuesday. Speaker Silver is working from the hospital where he is expected to remain through Wednesday and will resume a full schedule after the Thanksgiving holiday. He chose Stamford Hospital so that the procedure could be performed by his nephew, Marc D. Silver, M.D., an orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon at the hospital.