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Victoria’s Daniel Andrews back on the job at month’s end

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After months recuperating from a major spinal injury, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews will scuttle scurrilous rumours and tall tales about his injury when he returns to work at the end of the month.

Mr Andrews smashed a vertabrae and broke ribs when he slipped on stairs at a holiday home on the Mornington Peninsula in March.

“This week I had another round of scans and a meeting with my care team at the Alfred and got some good news,” he tweeted on Saturday night.

“I’ve been given the all clear to return to work soon.”


Mr Andrews broke six ribs during his accident and suffered an acute compression fracture of the T7 vertebra.

The 48-year-old was released from The Alfred Hospital on March 15 and has been recovering at home ever since.

“Overall I’m feeling good,” Mr Andrews said, adding that adjusting to life without a back brace would involve a degree of pain.

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In his statement, the Premier thanked his wife and children, and medical staff for their care.

He also thanked Acting Premier James Merlino “for stepping in to lead the government and the state through a really difficult time”.

“On Monday 28 June I’ll be back to work – and back to getting things done. I can’t wait.”

-with AAP

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