Pierre Karl Péladeau using wheelchair after bike accident
Péladeau will have to use a wheelchair for 3 months while 8 fractures heal
Doctors say Pierre Karl Péladeau will need to use a wheelchair for three months once he leaves hospital after suffering several fractures in a cycling accident.
Hospital officials in Sherbrooke say they will be keeping Péladeau for about another week until his mobility improves.
The officials held a news conference this morning to discuss Péladeau's condition and said the majority owner of Québecor Inc., should not suffer any long-term health problems.
Late Tuesday, Péladeau posted a photo of himself with the nurse assigned to look after him.
He also thanked a woman named Lina Cantin and several others for finding him by the side of the road, calling 911 and taking care of him while awaiting paramedics.
The rookie Parti Québécois MNA for St-Jérôme fractured his hip and collarbone as well as five ribs after tumbling off his bike in Quebec's Eastern Townships on Sunday. He missed the first days of the National Assembly's new session as a result of the mishap.
Doctors say Péladeau had some minor bleeding in the head.
They also say he may experience headaches and dizziness over the next few weeks.
With files from CBC Montreal