Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been moved out of intensive care after fracturing a vertebrae in a topple this week.
Andrews slipped on wet stairs at a Mornington Peninsula holiday rental while preparing for work Tuesday morning.
He fractured the T7 vertebrae within the center of his backbone and broke a number of ribs within the topple.
The Alfred Sanatorium has confirmed he’ll circulate from the intensive care unit into a ward on Saturday.
The director of the intensive care unit, Partner Professor Steve McGloughlin, said Mr Andrews used to be in honest spirits.
“Mr Andrews is cosy and doing properly,” he said.
Prof McGloughlin confirmed there don’t appear to be any plans to feature on the premier’s accidents at this stage.
The premier released a assertion thanking the crew at Alfred Sanatorium for their care and professionalism.
“The honest data is rarely any surgery for now – nonetheless the doctors define me recovery and rehab is peaceable going to be a if truth be told long proceed.
“Like all our health professionals, they’re the very best of Victoria” the assertion said.
Mr Andrews may be off work for up to three months.
Mr Merlino, who has been deputy premier since 2014, is the acting premier.