Doctors are giving Councillor Rob Ford the green light to return to work on a part-time basis.
The news comes Thursday evening, after Ford’s chief of staff Dan Jacobs released a statement saying, “[Ford’s] doctors have said that they are extremely pleased with his progress, and they are surprised at how far he has come in the recovery process in such a short period of time.”
Jacob’s goes on to say, “His wound has healed very well, and while there is no longer a need for additional drainage he will continue to wear an abdominal binder for some time.”
Ford has been cleared to work 1-2 days a week, and will “gradually increase his workload” until he’s back at city hall full time.
The statement did not say whether or not Ford would be at next week’s council meeting.
Ford has been undergoing rounds of treatment since being diagnosed with cancer last fall amid his run for mayoral re-election. In May, he underwent surgery to remove a tumer from his abdomen, and he’s been in recovery since.
He’s said in the past if he’s well enough, he intends to run again in 2018.
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