Lucy Baxley recovering from injury to her back

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Public Service Commission President Lucy Baxley is in a Montgomery rehabilitation hospital after injuring her back.

Baxley's assistant, Lisa Parrish, said Tuesday that Baxley injured her back on Thursday and was admitted to Jackson Hospital in Montgomery on Friday. Parrish said Baxley underwent a short "rehabilitative surgery" procedure and stayed in the hospital until Monday. That's when she was admitted to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Montgomery.

Parrish said the 72-year-old Baxley is expected to remain in HealthSouth until early next week.

Parrish said she's not sure how Baxley injured her back or the exact nature of the injury.

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